Cypriot foreign minister says Egyptair hijacker arrested, crisis ended

The Cypriot foreign minister has just said that the standoff at Larnaca airport is over and the Eyptair hijacker is under arrest. The announcement came minutes after the last remaining eight hostages climbed out of the airliner and were led to safety around six hours after its emergency landing.. According to a later statement, the bomb vest with which the hijacker allegedly forced the pilot to divert the flight from Alexandria to Larnaca instead of Cairo proved to be fake.

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