Freed Marine Agrees to First Interview Following Release From Mexican Custody

By Chris Ariens 

Screen Shot 2014-11-01 at 3.37.40 PMRetired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi has agreed to his first and only interview since being released from a Mexican jail, to Fox News Channel’s Greta Van Susteren who has given Tahmooressi’s plight extensive coverage over the last 8 months.

The interview will occur in the next few days, we hear, and will air on Van Susteren’s 7pmET show.

A Mexican judge released Tahmooressi last night after 214 days in a Tijuana prison. His release came following after a diplomatic push from former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, other U.S. politicians, and talk show host Montel Williams.


Van Susteren spent two days outside Tahmooressi’s jail in May – demanding to see him. The Mexican government blocked Van Susteren, who was traveling with Tahmooressi’s mother, after initially agreeing to the interview. Van Susteren and her team have been in constant, daily contact with the family since.

A high level source tells us the Mexican judge on the case watched “On the Record” nightly.

On the night of March 31, Tahmooressi drove across the border, mistakenly, he says, near Tijuana. He was detained when authorities found three weapons in his truck. He arrived back home in Florida last night.