EgyptAir hijacker flashes victory sign as he heads to jail for 8 days

March 30, 2016 9:46 AM

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The EgyptAir hijacker who diverted a plane carrying 55 passengers from Borg El Arab airport in Alexandria to Larnaca in Cyprus on Tuesday flashed a victory sign at photographers as he headed to prison for eight days Wednesday morning.

The man, who threatened to blow up the plane with a fake explosives belt and was identified as 59-year-old Seif Eddin Mustafa by Cypriot and Egyptian authorities, faces a host of charges, according to police prosecutor Andreas Lambrianou, the Associated Press reports. These include hijacking, illega...

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