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Seven hostages held at Jamaica airport

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posted on Apr, 20 2009 @ 02:14 AM
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Seven hostages held at Jamaica airport


www.cnn.com

A hostage-taker released all but two passengers and five crew members early Monday from a charter plane at a Jamaican airport, officials said.

Police had the plane surrounded and were negotiating with the hostage-taker. It was not immediately known what the man's demands were.
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posted on Apr, 20 2009 @ 02:14 AM
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This is an intense story unfolding in Montego Bay, Jamaica right now. Reports are still unclear, but apparently some 150 passengers were let off the plane. It doesn't seem as though the hi-jacker wishes to use the plane for anything more than to demand a ransom. Thank god a greater majority of the passengers are off of the plane and safe AND that this plane is not airborne. This is a HUGE lapse in security and hopefully those responsible will be held accountable.

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posted on Apr, 20 2009 @ 02:18 AM
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The headline to the CNN news article has changed. It now reads:

Jamaican PM negotiates with hostage-taker

The article has been updated as well. Allegedly, the hostage-taker was demanding small sums of cash from the passengers aboard the aircraft.


[edit on 20-4-2009 by NexGenRevolution]



posted on Apr, 20 2009 @ 05:18 AM
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It was Canjet Airlines flight 918 from Halifax Nova Scotia, to Montego Bay Jamaica, operating with 182 passengers and crew on board. The aircraft is a 737-800 being operated for Transat Tours Canada. SOME charter flights, when I was a screener weren't required to be screened, so that MAY be the case here. He also could be using something he got on the plane as a weapon.

They're now saying that he is a "mentally challenged" man in his 20s and wants to fly to Cuba. They said it is NOT terrorism related, and he is demanding that the crew take him there. The man sneaked aboard the plane in Montego Bay, and all passengers have been released. Two of the crew locked themselves in the cockpit.

[edit on 4/20/2009 by Zaphod58]




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