Bible-Toting Hijacker: 'Christ Is Coming Soon'

Acted on 'revelation,' with 'Father, Son and Holy Ghost' riding shotgun
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2009 6:38 PM CDT
Bolivian Jose Flores gestures while being shown to the press at Mexico City's airport today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The Bolivian man who commandeered a Mexican airliner today told authorities he was acting after a divine revelation, the AP reports, under the premise that today’s date—9/9/09—is the satanic number 666 upside down. Jose Flores, 44, told airline attendants that he and three others were taking control; his companions, police later learned, were “the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.”

Flores spoke briefly with reporters after he was detained, saying he’d taken over the plane with “juice can with some little lights I attached.” He added, “Christ is coming soon.”