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Former TWA Flight 847 Hostage Hospitalized for Stress

July 10, 1985

LANCASTER, N.Y. (AP) _ John Mazurowski, held hostage for two days last month on hijacked TWA Flight 847, has been released from a hospital following treatment for stress related to the hijacking, his wife said today.

″He did not have a heart attack,″ said Emily Mazurowski of her 62-year- old husband. ″It was a stress thing, just another delayed reaction (to the hijacking).″

Mrs. Mazurowski said she took her husband to Mercy Hospital on Saturday and that tests were conducted Sunday and Monday. He was released Tuesday night.

″His heart is super,″ she said, adding that the stress was caused by ″just everything caving in on him. He can’t get over it, but eventually, he will.″

The Mazurowskis and their 19-year-old daughter, Melissa, were on board the flight that was hijacked by Moslem terrorists on June 14. Mrs. Mazurowski was released that night, but her husband and daughter were held captive for another day.

The Mazurowskis returned to their suburban Buffalo home to find that it had been ransacked - apparently by an intruder who had heard the family was being held hostage overseas.

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