Mexican Hijacking Over; Suspect in Custody

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2009 2:53 PM CDT
A hijacked Aeromexico plane sits on the tarmac at Mexico City's international airport, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009.   (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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(Newser) – A single hijacker took control of a jet out of Cancun with more than 100 people aboard before forcing it to land in Mexico City and freeing the passengers, CNN reports. Mexican authorities have detained the Bolivian hijacker, who falsely claimed to have a bomb and demanded to see Mexican President Felipe Calderon. No casualties were reported, and no details were immediately available about his motivation.