Trapped New Jersey missionaries headed home
A group of New Jersey missionaries trapped in riot-ravaged Haiti is on the move, according to a local priest.
Haiti has been rocked by violent protests over food shortages. The Bergen County missionaries had spent almost five days stranded in a hotel.
A priest from the Roman Catholic Church of the Preservation, Father Bob Stagg, says he received some encouraging news Friday evening. According to Stagg, the group was able to escape their hotel after U.N. troops broke down roadblocks on the streets of Haiti.
Stagg says the group is headed towards Haiti?s capital, where it will board an airplane home to the Garden State.