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  1. EgyptAir hijacking: What we know now

  2. 7:54 a.m. ET March 29: EgyptAir reports that all hostages have been released and confirms the hijacker's arrest.
  3. 7:43 a.m. ET March 29: Local media say seven more people have left the plane.
  4. 7:41 a.m. ET March 29: The Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the hijacker has been arrested.
  5. 7:27 a.m. ET March 29: AFP reports that at least four more people have left the plane.
  6. 5:52 a.m. ET March 29: The Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs has identified the hijacker as Seif Eldin Mustafa.
  7. 5:35 a.m. ET March 29: Egypt's civil aviation minister says four crew members and three passengers are still on board.
  8. 5:05 a.m. ET March 29: The hijacker has requested to speak to a woman, apparently his ex-wife, NBC News reports.
  9. 4:57 a.m. ET March 29: A Cyprus official said the suspect hijacked the plane because he was distressed over his ex-wife, CNN reports.
  10. 4:56 a.m. ET March 29: The hijacker's motive has to do with a "personal matter involving a woman," NBC News reports.
  11. 4:50 a.m. ET March 29: A Cyprus government official said the hijacker "seems (to be) in love."
  12. 4:38 a.m. ET March 29: The hijacking isn't related to terrorism, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades says.
  13. 4:26 a.m. ET March 29: Officials now say there are five foreign nationals and seven crew members aboard the plane, according to CNN.
  14. 3:58 a.m. ET March 29: Some Egyptian officials doubt that hijacker really has explosives, CNN reports.
  15. 3:41 a.m. ET March 29: A Cyprus official said 56 people have been released from the plane, the AP reports.
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