LIVE BLOG: Hijacker of EgyptAir flight arrested, authorities to question man for motives

  • An EgyptAir domestic flight with 64 people travelling from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked
  • Pilot Omar al-Gammal was threatened by a passenger who possessed a suicide belt and forced him to land in Larnaca in Cyprus
  • All passengers except the cabin crew and four foreigners were released first following negotiations
  • Five hours after crisis began, hijacker was arrested, and all passengers freed

An EgyptAir domestic flight travelling from Alexandria to Cairo landed in Cyprus with a suspected bomb on board after being hijacked, according to the airline's spokesman and Cypriot officials.

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