Several news outlets are reporting Friday night that Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, our #MarineHeldInMexico, has at last been released. Tahmooressi was arrested on weapons charges at the Mexican border March 31, when he took a wrong turn into Mexico with three U.S.-registered firearms in his truck along with the rest of his belongings.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports:

A Mexican federal district judge in Tijuana on Friday ordered the immediate release of a U.S. Marine veteran behind bars … on federal weapons charges.

His release from El Hongo State Penitentiary outside Tecate was ordered by Judge Victor Octavio Luna Escobedo of the Sixth Federal District Court in Tijuana. Had Tahmooressi been convicted, he would have faced from seven to 21 years behind bars.

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Tahmooressi is back on American soil, where he and his mother will hop a charter plane to Florida.