EgyptAir hijacking 'not terrorism' related

    EgyptAir hijacking 'not terrorism' related

    March 29, Cairo: Most of the passengers on board of a hijacked EgyptAir Flight MS181 that was forced to divert to Cyprus have been freed, the airline said.

    The Egyptian airlin was taken over after a passenger said he was wearing an explosives belt. The lone hijacker wants to talk to his estranged Cypriot wife, who is now on the way to the airport, reports that.

    Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades told reporters the hijack was not a terrorist incident. He said, "We are doing our upmost in order for everyone to be released and safe."

    In response to a reporter's question about whether the hijacker was motivated by romance, he laughed and said: "Always there is a woman involved."

    The Oslo Times