Mother of Peter Theo Curtis Reacts to News of Son's Release

Nancy Curtis talks about the first thing she did after learning her son was finally coming home.
2:04 | 08/26/14

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interview with the mother of Theo Curtis, the American held hostage for 22 months. This morning Nancy Curtis is revealing the first thing she did after learning her boy was finally coming home and what he's doing now. What was the moment like when you heard he was free? I got a call from the FBI agent and she said, Nancy, your son is standing beside me right now. Reporter: Her son, 45-year-old freelance journalist Theo Curtis free after being held for nearly two years. I spoke with him briefly yesterday. What was that like? He was so excited saying mom, they are being so nice to me and they put me in this 12-star hotel and I'm drinking a beer and there are women. Reporter: Curtis released to U.S. Government personnel Sunday. His captors, Syrian militants loyal to Al Qaeda letting him go just six days after a different terror group, Isis, brutally murdered American James Foley. The first thing I did, I sat down, I sent the e-mail to Diane fol Foley, who we've been through so much together and I didn't want her to hear it from the media first. You had received I believe a month earlier a very frightening piece of video. Yeah. Your son pleading for his life saying I have three days left. The FBI bless their hearts did not show me the video. You don't want to see your child in distress fearful. It was interesting you told me earlier all the things that Theo will have to catch up on. He doesn't even know Obama has been re-elected. He doesn't know about Twitter. I didn't even know about Twitter. All right. I got a little carried away. Twitter was created back in 2006. Looking forward to Theo's treats when he returns which is expected soon as soon as deemed physically and mentally well enough to travel. We're certainly happy for the Curtis family.

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