Sunday, 18 April 2021 09:12 GMT

EgyptAir hijacker may have personal motives: Cyprus broadcaster


(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Photo of Ibrahim Samaha the hijacker

THENS: According to various reports the hijacker has been identified as Ibrahim Samaha a 27-year-old Egyptian national whose images are being widely circulated on social media.

MeanwhileCyprus broadcasting (CYBC)reported that the hijacker of an EgyptAir plane that was forcedto land in Cyprus on Tuesday may have personal motives.

The hijacker had an ex-wife in Cyprus CYBC said.Witnesses said the hijacker threw a letter on the apron ofthe airport in Larnaca written in Arabic asking that it bedelivered to his ex-wife who is Cypriot.

Meanwhile a government source said that he had demanded to see her and so is being brought to Larnaca airport. The woman lives in the village of Oroklini not far from the airport.

Reuters


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