Austin man headed home after escaping Algerian facility

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by KVUE News

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Posted on January 19, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Updated Sunday, Jan 20 at 7:57 PM

AUSTIN -- An Austin man who escaped an Algerian natural gas facility as it was attacked by Islamic militants this week is headed home.

A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul tells KVUE News that the man escaped the facility as the attack began.  He was not held hostage. 

His identity has not been released.  He is expected home in Austin as early as Sunday.

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