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Posted on 04/19/2009 11:03:59 PM PDT by prisoner6Edited on 04/19/2009 11:46:28 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
CNN) -- Passengers were reportedly taken hostage on a charter flight at a Jamaican airport.
They were boarding the CanJet flight from Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay to Halifax, Canada, late Sunday when the security breach occurred, said Elizabeth Scotton, a spokeswoman for the company that manages the airport.
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Gunman ‘holds up Jamaica plane’
A man is holding a number of hostages on board a plane in the Jamaican resort of Montego Bay, reports say.
The man reportedly breached security systems using fake ID and boarded the plane as it was preparing to take off at around 2230 local time (0430 GMT).
There are unconfirmed reports that a shot has been fired on board the Canada-bound charter plane. The gunman is said to have robbed passengers.
BREAKING NEWS Up to 140 passengers aboard a plane reportedly destined for Canada are being held hostage at Sangster International Airporter in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Officials say the hostage situation began at 10:30 p.m. local time when the man breached security systems by using several fake identification cards.
Reports suggest one person, possibly an airline employee, has been shot dead. Airport officials, however, say there have been no fatalities.
“Armed Man Holding Hostages at Jamaica Airport”
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SNIPPET: “Officials say the hostage situation began at 10:30 p.m. local time when the man breached security systems by using several fake identification cards.
Reports suggest one person, possibly an airline employee, has been shot dead. Airport officials, however, say there have been no fatalities.”
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SNIPPET: “The man is said to have used the staff entrance and breached security systems, by using several fake identification cards in the airport pouch hung around his neck.
He reportedly boarded the Canjet plane, which was preparing to take off.
The flight was returning to Canada, and was intended to make a stop in Cuba.
The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre has received word that at least one shot was fired on board the aircraft. It’s not clear if any one was injured.
The gunman is said to have proceeded to rob passengers who were kept hostage for approximately half an hour before they were eventually released.
Staff informants at the airport said the gunman appeared to be Latino, and was wearing a pair of short pants and black long sleeve shirt.”
It was like that when I first went ther 25-years ago...
Thank you kcvl.
Where were you before my wife and I threw away our $2K on an all-inclusive crapfest?
Oh, your welcome. Thank you!
I would never go to the tropics, but why not go to the Keys or Virgin Islands?
If you can’t go out and intermingle with the locals it’s not a vacaction IMO.
Sure went to a lot of trouble just to commit robbery.
I wonder why a Canjet plane.
FWIW police and army on the scene and have cordoned off a fairly large area.
Yes, it’s a bit odd, but then this is breaking news and breaking news is always subject to change.