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What We Know About the Attempted Plane Hijacking During the Sochi Opening Ceremony

February 7, 2014

A man claiming to have a bomb attempted to hijack a Pegasus Airlines plane from Ukraine on Friday and take it to Sochi, where the Winter Olympics were just beginning.The plane's crew managed to divert the plane to Turkey.

Turkish officials tell the Associated Press that the plane has been evacuated, and the suspect has been subdued. There were reportedly no problems in evacuating the plane, and the operation is now over, says Istanbul's governor.

Intelligence officials tell National Journal's Michael Hirsh that they're still trying to figure out who the suspect is, and say that the person may have been drunk. It's unclear what the suspect's motives were, or if he actually did possess any weapons.

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