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UPDATE: Hijacker detained in Turkey after attempting to hijack plane to Sochi

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 ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- An official says authorities have subdued a man who attempted to hijack a Turkish plane to Sochi, Russia, and that the other passengers have been evacuated.
Huseyin Avni Mutlu, the Istanbul governor, says on Twitter that "the operation has ended."
In another tweet Friday, he said all passengers were evacuated "without any problems."
An F-16 fighter plane was scrambled as soon as the pilot signaled there was a hijacking attempt and escorted the plane safely to Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport, according to NTV television.
The news broke as athletes from nations around the world poured into the stadium for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, raising fears about security.

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's state-run television says the country's authorities have detained a Ukrainian passenger who tried to hijack an Istanbul-bound plane to Sochi, Russia, where the Olympics are kicking off.
TRT television says the authorities convinced the passenger to give himself up and that the man was now in police custody.
The station did not cite a source for the report and there was no confirmation from the Transport Ministry.
Pegasus Airlines also would not confirm the report.

ANKARA, Turkey (WKOW) --  A Turkish official says a passenger claiming there was a bomb on board tried to divert an Istanbul-bound plane to Sochi, Russia, where the Olympics are kicking off.

The official says the plane, with 110 passengers still on board, is now on the ground at an airport in Istanbul, where authorities are trying to persuade the accused  hijacker to give himself up.

A TV station (NTV) reports the man has been subdued, but there's no confirmation of that. Russia's Interfax news agency quotes Ukrainian authorities as saying the passenger was drunk. It's also reporting that he has now been subdued, and that no weapons or explosives were found on him.

The Transport Ministry official says the man rose from his seat and shouted that there was a bomb on board, and then tried to enter the locked cockpit. The pilot signaled that there was a hijack attempt, and the airport was placed on high alert.

Pegasus Airlines confirms that there was a "bomb threat" aboard the flight.
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