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     Man hijacks EgyptAir Plane and forces crew to land in Cyprus.

March 29, 2016
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A man, wearing what authorities said was a fake suicide belt hijacked EgyptAir plane Airbus 320 earlier today.

 

The man, who officials say seemed unstable, was later arrested after giving himself up,.

 

The passengers and crew were unharmed.

 

The reason for the takeover is not certain as officials say conflicting theories emerged about the hijacker’s motives.

 

The Cypriot state broadcaster said the man had demanded the release of women prisoners in Egypt and in the midst of the hijack, witnesses said he threw a letter on the apron at Cyprus’s Larnaca airport, written in Arabic, and asked that it be delivered to his Cypriot ex-wife.

 

The incident did not appear related to terrorism.

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