July 16th, 2012
12:30 PM ET

Kidnapper in Egypt releases two Americans, tour guide, official says

A kidnapper in Egypt has released two Americans and their Egyptian tour guide, said Gen. Ahmed Bakr, head of security in North Sinai.

"They are at security headquarters with us now, in good condition. The negotiations succeeded, but we did not give in to the kidnapper's demands," he said.

The hostages included Michel Louis, the pastor of a Pentecostal church in Boston; Lisa Alphonse, a parishioner at another American church; and the Egyptian tour guide.

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  1. Mary

    Praise God! I was praying for you.

    July 16, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    I am so glad this ended on a happy note. These folks are fine as I watched CNN reporting this morning.
    The Sinai bedouins have been doing this for money or to get their prisoners released for ages.
    Good morning @Mary.

    July 16, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Veronica

    "Thank you Jesus"

    July 16, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    I am so glad that they wrwe released unharmed!

    July 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jamolo Hernandez

    More taxpayer CASH to Obamas muslim friends and family. Pay them and you will open flood gates for kidnappings. Obama will do anything for muslims. Sorry excuse for a president.

    July 16, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dwayne

      Egyptian hijackers don't take foodstamps.

      July 17, 2012 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Sure you feel o.k?

    July 16, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    How does the POTUS factor in to this story?
    Because two of the hostages are American?

    July 16, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. akhmedalkhlij

    He also started World War II.

    July 16, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ? ? ?

    Lol wasnt he just a gleam in his granddaddys eye before WW II?

    July 16, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. fuzzy math?

    This reminds me of a Dave Chappelle skit. Sorry, just couldn't keep that in.

    July 16, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  11. mohammad

    praise be to my allah bumper sticker

    July 16, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |