Egyptian security agents yesterday arrested a Sudanese man who tried to hijack an airliner armed with a plastic knife, security sources said.
The passenger grabbed the knife from his meal tray after the Egypt Air plane left Turkish airspace bound for Cairo. He then demanded the crew divert the aircraft to Jerusalem, Reuters reports.
Egyptian onboard security officers reacted immediately, calmed the passenger down and arrested him while the flight continued without disruption. No one was hurt in the incident.
It was not immediately clear what his motives were.