Man Tries to Divert Plane to Libya

A man attempted to hijack a Rome-bound flight to instead fly to Libya. According to Italian news agency ANSA, the man used a nail-clipper as a knife to attack a flight attendant, demanding that they divert the flight to Tripoli, Libya’s capital. Other stewards were able to secure him after a few minutes; The captain radioed police, who arrested the man upon arrival at Leonardo da Vinci airport. Authorities identified the man as a 48-year-old Kazakhstani man from Paris who didn’t have a previous criminal record. All 131 passengers arrived safely in Rome.

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