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March 29, 2016 9:23 am

EgyptAir Hijacking Ends Swiftly, Safely

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The EgyptAir plane that was hijacked. Photo: CNN/Screenshot.

The EgyptAir plane that was hijacked. Photo: CNN/Screenshot.

The hijacking of a Cairo-bound EgyptAir flight that was diverted to Cyprus ended relatively peacefully Tuesday when the plane’s crew and passengers safely left the aircraft and authorities took the hijacker into custody.

“The hijacker has just been arrested,” Cyprus government spokesman Nikos Christodoulides said on Twitter, adding a few minutes later, “All passengers and crew are safe.”

Read full story at CNN.

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