Jeffrey Fowle, an American detained in North Korea speaks to the Associated Press, Sept. 1, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea.
Wong Maye-E—AP
October 22, 2014 7:17 AM EDT

An Ohio man who was detained in North Korea for nearly half a year has arrived back home.

Jeffrey Fowle landed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio Wednesday morning, one day after being released from North Korean custody, the Associated Press reports.

The 56-year-old Miamisburg resident was arrested earlier this year by North Korean authorities after he left a Bible at a nightclub. Christian evangelism is considered a crime in North Korea.

Fowle was the only one of three Americans held by Pyongyang who was not convicted of any charges. Two other Americans, Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller, continue to be held.



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