Turkish security forces seize suspected hijacker: transport ministry

ISTANBUL Fri Feb 7, 2014 3:11pm EST

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish security forces seized a passenger suspected of making a bomb threat and trying to hijack a plane which landed in Istanbul on Friday evening, a Transport Ministry official told Reuters.

"Security forces seized the hijacker, there were no casualties," the official said, adding that all passengers had been evacuated from the plane.

(Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)

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