President Trump arrives at Joint Base Andrews to welcome Americans freed from North Korea

Posted at 11:25 PM, May 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-10 02:43:30-04

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD (KGTV) -- Three Americans held captive in North Korea are believed to have landed safely on United States soil. 

Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak-song and Kim Sang Duk (also known as Tony Kim) landed at Joint Base Andrews on Thursday night at 11:25 p.m. At this time they have not yet been seen exiting the plane. 

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that the three Americans were on their way home and would land around 2 a.m. eastern time. The President, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were there to greet them. 


Kim Dong Chul has been in North Korean custody since before Trump was elected, but the other two detainees were arrested last spring. 

10News streamed the arrival of the President and Vice President on Facebook. You can watch below: