EgyptAir Hijacking: Hostage Taker Arrested in Cyprus After Plane Diverted

March 29, 2016 2:30 PM

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EgyptAir Hijacking: Hostage Taker Arrested in Cyprus After Plane Diverted

A hijacker who took dozens of hostages aboard a commercial jet over what appeared to be a "personal" matter involving a woman was arrested after an hours-long standoff Tuesday, authorities said.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Cyprus confirmed around 7:45 a.m. ET that all of the passengers and crew had been safely freed.

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