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Possible Shot Fired Outside Hijacked Plane

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - A Canadian airline official says a shot
may have been fired outside the jet where six crew members are
being held hostage near the Jamaican resort city of Montego Bay.
CanJet Airlines Vice President Ken Woodside says the information
has not been confirmed and that nobody was injured.
Canjet Airlines says the gunman boarded the Boeing 737 after it
arrived in Montego Bay from Halifax, Nova Scotia. According to the
company, there were 182 passengers and crew aboard Flight 918 but
all the passengers were released unharmed.
Jamaican Information Minister Daryl Vaz says the hijacker is a
"mentally challenged youngster" who demanded to be flown to Cuba.
He says the gunman is about 20 years old and Jamaican, and his
father is assisting with negotiations.
Woodside made the comments at news conference in Halifax, Nova
Scotia. He says six crew and the gunman remain on the plane.


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