The man, an Egyptian national named Seif Eldin Mohammed Mustafa, gave himself up to police last night. He had hijacked an EgyptAir aircraft flying between Alexandria and Cairo yesterday morning, forcing the plane to re-route to Larnaca in Cyprus. The following tweet was released last night after the hijacker emerged from the plane with his hands up, following a six-hour standoff with police.
The man was searched by counter-terrorism police, before being taken away for questioning. While they've yet to establish a motive, it's been revealed that the explosives belt he used to threaten passengers was actually fake. All 55 passengers and eight flight crew have been confirmed as safe and unharmed.