It was a homecoming Saturday 781 days in the making for freed hiker Josh Fattal.
The Elkins Park native who was detained in Iran was welcomed home Saturday to the hugs of more than 250 people.
Philly.com reports the large crowd, which included U.S. Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz (D., Pa.), was on hand at Arcadia University in Glenside to welcome home Fattal.
The crowd included members of FreeThehikers.org, a website created to help free Fattal, Shane Bauer and, at the time, Sarah Shourd. The three were detained on the Iran-Iraq border in 2009 and were accused of spying.