29 March 2016
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NICOSIA: A hijacker who seized an Egyptian airliner and forced it to land in Cyprus has been detained, officials said on Tuesday.
“The hijacker has just been arrested,” Cypriot government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said on Twitter, without providing further details.
A man emerged from the aircraft and then walked across the tarmac and raised his hands to two awaiting counter-terrorism police officers, an AFP correspondent reported.
They laid him on the ground and searched him for around two minutes before taking him away.
The hijacker had claimed to be wearing an explosives belt when he took over the plane.
@EGYPTAIR: Negotiations with the kidnapped result in the release of all passengers, except the crew & 4 foreigners
Our flight MS181 is officially hijacked. we’ll publish an official statement now.
EgyptAir plane hijacked flying from Alexandria to Cairo
(LATEST) Possible bomb onboard hijacked
CAIRO: Egypt’s civil aviation authority says an EgyptAir plane has been hijacked while flying from the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria to the capital, Cairo, AP reported today.
A Cypriot government official says the hijacked plane landed on Tuesday morning at the airport in Larnaka and that there are suspicions of a bomb on board.
A second Cypriot official says there “seems like there’s more than one hijacker.” He says there have been no demands other than that police vehicles move away from the aircraft. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity under regulations.
The statement from the Egyptian aviation authority says the MS181 is an Airbus and that it has 55 passengers on board and five crew members.
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