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Breaking: Plane in Jamaica Taken Hostage

Around 10:20 local time in Jamaica, an airplane was taken hostage by a man who sneaked onto the plane. There have been conflicting reports that one person has been killed. The CanJet plane, which was headed to Halifax, Canada, is still at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay.

Update: 167 passengers have been released, 7 people are still on the plane. No one has been shot, although a shot was fired. The 7 people include the pilot, 4 flight attendants, and 2 passengers.

Jamaica Radio is reporting the man’s intention was to rob the passengers aboard the plane.

2nd Update: The two passengers on board a hijacked plane in Jamaica have been released, 5 crew still on board. The airport is on lockdown. Continue reading

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