US President Donald Trump has announced that Venezuela has freed an American national from detention.
In a tweet on Saturday morning, Trump did not identify the American by name but said he would be welcomed at the White House with his family in the evening.
The person appeared to be Joshua Holt, who was arrested shortly after arriving in Venezuela about two years ago.
Good news about the release of the American hostage from Venezuela. Should be landing in D.C. this evening and be in the White House, with his family, at about 7:00 P.M. The great people of Utah will be very happy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2018
In July 2016, Venezuela said it had arrested Joshua Holt and his Venezuelan wife on charges of fomenting unrest against embattled President Nicolas Maduro.
Venezuelan Interior Minister Gustavo Gonzalez Lopez said that the country’s intelligence service had detained Holt in a public housing complex on the…