Colo. hostage told wife of Algeria crisis in texts

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
A family spokeswoman for Steven Wysocki says he hid for 2 1/2 days before escaping the plant Friday.

Coffins are transported to the hospital, where bodies were taken after the Algerian siege ended.

DENVER (AP) -- A Colorado woman says she first learned her husband was trapped in Algeria during a terrorist attack when he sent her two ominous text messages.

A family spokeswoman for Steven Wysocki, a production supervisor at the natural gas plant seized by terrorists, says he hid for 2 1/2 days before escaping the plant Friday.

His wife, Kristi Wysocki, tells a special interest website her husband's first text said, "I love you. Bad problems. I hope I can talk again." The second said, "It's a terror attack. I'm OK now. Will try to call you later."

The texts were reported in, a website devoted to the competitive horse-training sport of dressage. Kristi Wysocki is a dressage rider and judge.

The Wysockis live in Elbert, a small town about 40 miles southeast of Denver.

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