Hijacker Of EgyptAir Flight Arrested, Hostages Released: Officials

By Carla Mozee Markets MarketWatch Pulse

The hijacking of an EgyptAir flight Tuesday has ended, and the hijacker has been arrested, officials from the airline and Cyprus said Tuesday. Flight MS181 carrying 64 people from Alexandria, Egypt, was forced by the armed hijacker to land at Larnaca Airport in Cyprus early Tuesday morning. "Its over. The hijacker arrested," Cyprus's Ministry of Foreign Affairs wrote on its Twitter page. EgyptAir on its Twitter page "declared the release of all of the hostages," as well as the hijacker's arrest. There have been no reports of deaths or injuries.

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