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EgyptAir hijacker arrested at airport: Cypriot FM

Updated: 2016-03-29 20:11

The man who hijacked an EgyptAir plane flying between Alexandria and Cairo and ordered the pilot to divert to Larnaca in Cyprus has been arrested, according to the Cypriot foreign ministry and the airline.

The hijacker emerged from the aircraft with his hands in the air, Cyprus state TV said.

"Its over," Cyprus's foreign ministry said in a tweet.

Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said the hijacker was an Egyptian national. Ismail told reporters that authorities would question the hijacker to ascertain his true motives, which remained a mystery.


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