CanJet hijacker in custody

Gunman described as a "mentally disturbed youngster"

The gunman, who hijacked a CanJet plane in Montego Bay on Sunday night, has released all 174 passengers and eight crew members scheduled to be on Flight 918, which was headed back to Halifax after a stop in Santa Clara, Cuba. Although there were reports of a shot being fired on the tarmac, nobody was injured. The hijacker, described by one Jamaican government official as a “mentally challenged youngster,” is now in custody.


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