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The man who hijacked an EgyptAir flight to Cairo and diverted it to Cyprus has been formally charged by Cypriot authorities.
Seif El Din Mustafa is charged with hijacking, kidnapping, threatening violence, threatening use of explosives and civil aviation law violations, according to Cyprus police.
He admitted to the crimes in court Wednesday.
“He confessed before the judge in the court, it is a guilty plea,” Cyprus police told CNN.
Mustafa remains in custody and faces further interrogations, police said. Investigators are also taking additional statements from passengers.
Mustafa is accused of hijacking EgyptAir Flight 181 en route from Alexandria, Egypt, to Cairo on Tuesday. He held the passengers and crew hostage with a fake explosive belt.
The incident ended relatively peacefully Tuesday when the plane’s crew and passengers left the aircraft and authorities took the hijacker into custody.