NEW YORK — Richard Engel, NBC's chief foreign correspondent, was freed Monday from capture in Syria following a firefight, five days after being kidnapped. NBC News president Steve Capus said in a statement Tuesday that Engel, 39, and his crew were

NEW YORK — Richard Engel, NBC's chief foreign correspondent, was freed Monday from capture in Syria following a firefight, five days after being kidnapped.

Richard Engel — NBC News' chief foreign correspondent — is alive and well but just barely after being held hostage by masked gunmen in Syria…

"It was a lot of psychological torture, threats of being killed," the journalist said of his five days in captivity.

Journalists everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief with the news that NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel is safe. As foreign press reports emerged, on Monday, that Engel was missing, NBC News