Officials said the man who hijacked an Egypt Air flight from Alexandria to Cairo early Tuesday morning did it for his ex-wife, according to multiple reports.
The hijacker forced the plane to land in Cyprus. He was reported to have been carrying an explosive belt, and he took a number of hostages before demanding to negotiators that he wanted to see his ex-wife, officials said.
This is really taking a turn for the bizarre. https://t.co/NdV8mLMHvh— Ruth Michaelson (@_Ms_R) March 29, 2016
"He's not a terrorist, he's an idiot. Terrorists are crazy but they aren't stupid," said the Egyptian Foreign Ministry in a statement, according to The Daily Mail.
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