Man stopped from hijacking plane to Libya: ANSA

25th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

A man was overpowered Sunday after trying to hijack a Paris-Rome plane and have it land in Tripoli by threatening an air hostess with a small knife, Italy's ANSA news agency reported.

The man, from Kazakhstan, tried to hijack the Alitalia flight around 1930 GMT, but was overpowered by the cabin crew. The flight arrived in Rome's Fiumicino airport at 2005 GMT and he was handed over to police, ANSA said, citing police sources.

His identity and motives remained unknown.

© 2011 AFP

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