Ethiopian Hijacker arrested- Airport closed-All safe

Ethiopian Airlines are reporting all passengers and crew are safe at Geneva Airport.  Associated Press announced that the hijacker of the plane  has been arrested. Police spokesman Jean-Philippe Brandt told The Associated Press that “the situation is under control”

Geneva airport is fermé (closed) until 9 a.m local time (8am GMT, 3am US EST) according to the airport website. There will be a Press Conference at that time.

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Flights bound for Geneva have been cancelled or diverted as a result.

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The reason for the hijacking is unclear, although unconfirmed reports suggest that some of those on board the aircraft may have been requesting asylum. There was also a report that one of the pilots may have been involved. This has not been confirmed.

The 767 was reportedly escorted by two Eurofighter Typhoons

Will continue to update.

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