CYRPRUS — An Egyptian national hijacked an EgyptAir flight over his ex-wife, officials said Tuesday.
Authorities identified the hijacker as Seif El Din Mustafa, Egyptian presidential spokesman Alaa Yousuf told CNN.
A spokesman for the Cyprus Ministry of Transport said the incident is not related to terrorism, but rather the hijacker’s ex-wife.
EgyptAir Flight MS181, en route from Alexandria, Egypt, to Cairo, was forced to land at Larnaca airport in Cyprus.
Pilot Omar El Gamal reported a threat from a passenger claiming to have an explosive belt, the Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry said.