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An armed man who had hijacked a Canadian plane in Jamaica was detained yesterday and the six crew members remaining on board were released.

Police say no shots were fired as the hijacking of CanJet Flight 918 came to an end, but no other details were immediately available, according to the newspaper’s website.

Late on Sunday the man, believed to be mentally ill, took six crew members hostage on a plane in Jamaica and demanded to be flown to Cuba.

CanJet Airlines said the man had released 160 passengers he was holding hostage on the plane at Sangster Airport in the Montego Bay resort. The flight had come from Halifax and was in Montego Bay for a brief stopover before continuing to Cuba and returning to Canada.

Jamaican Information Minister Daryl Vaz told CNN that the gunman was a 20-year-old Jamaican national, and described him as "a mentally challenged youngster".

Source: RIA Novosti

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