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Jailed Marine speaks about ordeal in Mexican prison

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(CBS 8) - Just days after his release, the Marine reservist arrested for carrying loaded guns into Mexico told his story to Fox News.

Andrew Tahmooressi described the beating he received after trying to escape from a Mexican prison.

"They started hitting me, hitting me in the face with open palms. Nothing full-blown, but you know, just like whoosh, whoosh, whoosh," he said.

Tahmooressi also recalled being stopped at the border, saying he hoped the border guards would be understanding but quickly realized he was in trouble.

Tahmooressi spent 214 days in custody. A Mexican judge ordered his release last week on humanitarian grounds.

He says he now wants to find a job.

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