US Citizen Accused Of Grabbing Own Children Released In Japan

Japanese police say they have released an American man nearly 20 days after his arrest for allegedly snatching his children from his ex-wife.

Police said Thursday that while prosecutors have not pressed charges, they haven't yet dropped the case either. They decided to release him on grounds that he was not a flight risk.

Christopher Savoie was arrested Sept. 28 after allegedly grabbing his two children, ages 8 and 6, from his Japanese ex-wife as they walked to school in southern Japan. The case is among a growing number of custody disputes involving a foreign parent in Japan.

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