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Man Hijacked Egyptair Flight Landed In Chipre [VIDEO]

A bizarre airline hijacking—in which a man claiming to be armed with an explosive belt this morning seized control of an EgyptAir plane carrying 82 passengers and diverted it to Cyprus so he could deliver a love letter to his estranged wife—is over. Officials said all passengers and crew have safely exited the aircraft and the hijacker has been arrested. When news of the attack first broke, it was widely assumed to be another attack by ISIS fighters. However, it soon emerged that the hijacker had a very personal reason for his dramatic actions: He wanted to get a letter to his Cypriot ex-wife. “It’s all to do with a woman,” said Cyprus’s president, Nikos Anastasiades. An official with Egypt’s ministry of foreign affairs told a reporter, “He’s not a terrorist, he’s an idiot.”

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