Kidnaped Official of University in Beirut Released

Associated Press

A Lebanese vice president of the American University of Beirut was released unharmed 24 hours after he was kidnaped from his home in the Muslim sector of the city, the university announced today.

George Sayegh, the university’s acting vice president for administration, was released and returned home late Thursday night. Lebanon’s state radio quoted him as saying he believed his abduction was a case of “mistaken identity.” No further explanation was given.