North Korea releases U.S. student, Tillerson says

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 13, 2017 9:59 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has released Otto Warmbier, a U.S. university student who has been held captive there since January 2016, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday.

Warmbier, a University of Virginia student from suburban Cincinnati, is on his way back to the United States, Tillerson said in a statement.

The State Department is continuing to discuss the situation of three other detained Americans with North Korea, Tillerson said.

(Reporting by Eric Walsh; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Marguerita Choy)