Five days after being kidnapped, Richard Engel and his team were freed from their Syrian captors, NBC News announced Tuesday morning.
The NBC News chief foreign correspondent, who was abducted along with cameraman John Kooistra and producer Ghazi Balkiz, were physically unharmed.
"We weren't physically beaten or tortured—it was a lot of psychological torture," Engel said on the Today show. "[There were] threats of being killed. They made us choose which one of us would be shot first, and when we refused there were mock shootings."