EgyptAir hijacker surrenders

29 March 2016
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The hijacker has turned himself in to the Cypriot authorities, according to police. All hostages are free and safe.

The Cypriot special forces are standing by and are preparing to raid the airplane. The Cypriot police have requested that all media and cameras leave the tarmac. Further details on the operations are not being made available for security reasons.

The hijacker had forced the crew of filght MS181 of EgyptAir to land at Larnaka airport in Cyprus at 9 am on Tuesday morning.

Simce then he has released all the passengers except the 7 and the plane’s crew. More specifically, the hijacker is still holding 3 crew members, a security officer and three passengers. The Cypriot police have cordoned off the whole area of Mackenzie around the Larnaka airport.

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