Cypriot minister: Airplane hijacker was wearing a fake bomb belt

The hijacker of an EgyptAir passenger jet forced to land in Cyprus on Tuesday was wearing a fake explosive belt, Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kassoulidis says.

The hijacker connected several cell phone covers and stuck them along with cables in a sort of belt, which he passed off as an explosive belt, Kassoulidis tells journalists at an airport in Larnaca.

"We were suspicious but wanted to play it safe," he says.

Last update: Tue, 29/03/2016 - 18:49

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