Update: Middlebury Student located in Syria, presumed to be safe

Back in the wee hours of Saturday morning we here at Wesleying reported on the disappearance/presumed detainment of Middlebury Student Pathik “Tik” Root ’12 in Damascus, Syria. (You can hit up that earlier post here.)

Since then, there have been positive developments in the case. The Middlebury website has announced that Root has been located, is highly believed to be safe and well, and that although he remains in custody by Syrian authorities US officials are working hard to get him back.

For more info, you can head over to an informational Facebook group set up and regularly updated by Root’s sister, and you can also check out this article filed by Boston.com earlier today. (Thanks to Rory Stamp ’12 for the tips!)

For more info on the detainment of the other US citizens during the same protest which Root was believed to have been witnessing when he was picked up, head over to this al-Jazeera article. (Thanks to J- ‘?? in the comments section for the tip!)