Cyprus: EgyptAir hijacker arrested after forcing plane to land

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March 29, 2016
Toronto Star [Canada]    
Posted in News

"A Cyprus official says the hijacker of EgyptAir plane has been arrested and the situation is 'over.' Alexandros Zenon, the permanent Secretary of the Foreign Ministry, did not immediately have more details on the arrest, which ended an hours-long drama at the Larnaca airport. ... The hijacker earlier forced the plane to land in Cyprus, where most passengers were eventually allowed to get off, though four crew members and three passengers remained on board with the hijacker. The man's motivation was unclear, but Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said the hijacking was 'not something that has to do with terrorism' and a Cyprus government official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation, said the man 'seems (to be) in love.'" (03/29/16)  

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