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Hijacked EgyptAir plane: Live updates

Officials: EgyptAir hijacker arrested
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    Officials: EgyptAir hijacker arrested


Officials: EgyptAir hijacker arrested 02:20

(CNN)An EgyptAir plane was hijacked this morning en route to Cairo and flown to Larnaca airport in Cyprus. A hostage situation ensued, but it has now ended with the hijacker in custody. Here's what we know so far:

  • Cairo-bound plane took off from Alexandria but diverted to Cyprus
  • Egyptian national Seif El Din Mustafa claimed to be wearing suicide belt
  • Cyprus says Mustafa hijacked plane over ex-wife
  • All passengers are now free and the hijacker is in custody
  • Officials say Mustafa is unstable but did not possess explosives