Pro basketball star Brittney Griner in US custody following prisoner swap

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Published: Dec. 8, 2022 at 8:21 AM EST
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(CNN) - Brittney Griner is now in U.S. custody, according to CNN.

The news organization said a U.S. official made the confirmation after the professional basketball star was released from a Russian detention center in a prisoner swap for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.

TV5 previously reported that Griner had been moved to a Russian penal colony.

President Joe Biden is expected to share remarks this morning.