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CNN: EgyptAir hijacker detained
Publish Time 2016-03-29 16:05:00
The EgyptAir hijacker is in the custody of authorities in Cyprus, said Homer Mavrommatis, director of the Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Crisis Management Center.
Video shows people leaving the EgyptAir plane that was hijacked and forced to land at Larnaca International Airport in Cyprus on Tuesday. One person was seen exiting a plane window.
It's unclear who the people were, and it's also uncertain whether the situation has come to an end, CNN reports
The incident began when an Egyptian man hijacked an EgyptAir flight over his ex-wife, forcing the plane to land in Cyprus, officials said Tuesday.
Authorities identified the hijacker as Egyptian national Seif El Din Mustafa, presidential spokesman Alaa Yousuf said. Earlier, Yousuf identified the hijacker as an Egyptian-American dual citizen with a different name.
The Airbus 320 had at least 81 people on board, Egypt's Civil Aviation Ministry said. Before the latest group left the plane, many of the passengers had been released by midday Tuesday, but as many as seven people remained on board, Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathy Ateyya said.
The hijacking is not related to terrorism, but rather the hijacker's ex-wife, a spokesman for the Cyprus Ministry of Transport said. Egyptian authorities have been negotiating with the hijacker.
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