Family welcomes WC college student back from Egypt
As unrest in Egypt stretches into its 12th day, one Briarcliff Manor mom eagerly welcomed home her youngest son Friday from the chaos in Cairo.
Barbara Luboja's son, Christopher, arrived in the Egyptian capital on Jan. 19 for a study-abroad program through Notre Dame. The program was supposed to last until May, but after just one week, riots broke out as protesters revolted against Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak.
Christopher, 21, says he watched some of the chaos unfold from a rooftop in the city, where he and friends took pictures and video until clouds of tear gas forced them back inside.
His mother says she became extremely concerned a few days ago when she suddenly couldn't reach her son after cell phone service in Egypt was out and social media there was shut down.
Luboja made it onto one of the last flights chartered by the U.S. State Department to evacuate Americans from Egypt. He arrived in New York late this afternoon after an 11-hour flight.