(CAIRO) -- The family of one of three U.S. college students arrested in Cairo on suspicion of throwing Molotov cocktails says the boys are returning home.
All three students will be taking separate flights out of Cairo Friday night, the family of Georgetown University student Derrik Sweeney confirmed to ABC News.
The State Department has yet to confirm the report and there has been no official confirmation from Egyptian officials.
The three U.S. exchange students were accused of tossing firebombs from the roof of a campus building overlooking Tahrir square during a rally earlier this week.
A spokesperson for American University in Cairo told ABC News Radio on Tuesday that the students being detained were Sweeney, of Jefferson, Mo.; Drexel University student Gregory Porter, of Glenside, Pa.; and Indiana University student Luke Gates, of Bloomingdale, Ind.
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