EgyptAir hijacker arrested in Cyprus; officials call him an 'idiot,' not a terrorist

March 29, 2016 1:59 PM

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Police arrested a lovestruck “idiot” who wore a fake suicide belt and forced an EgyptAir passenger jet to land in Cyprus Tuesday morning, government officials confirmed, ending a bizarre and frightening hijacking that stretched on for hours.

The president of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades insisted it was not terrorism, with another government official saying the man "seems (to be) in love."

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