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Peter LaBarbera shows reporters that he got his passport back after being detained by customs officials in Regina last Friday. (Roxanna Woloshyn/CBC)

Peter LaBarbera, the anti-gay activist who was charged with mischief over his activities on the campus of the University of Regina, has been released from custody and is heading home to the U.S.

LaBarbera was arrested and charged on Monday, along with a Saskatchewan man who was also on campus trying to distribute literature about the "evils of homosexuality".

Police kept him in custody overnight so that he would be available for questioning Tuesday by Canadian border officials.

While LaBarbera still has a court appearance, in May, on the mischief charge he has tweeted that he is happy to be heading home.

He is from Chicago.