167 hostages released from plane in Jamaica, two being held (Lead)

April 20th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS  

New Mexico, April 20 (Xinhua) At least 167 passengers on board a Canjet plane were released while two were being held hostage at the Scangster International Airport in Jamaica, a media report said.
Police and security personnel were handling the incident, the CNN reported Monday.

The incident occurred as the flight was due to depart for Canada, the report said.

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