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Ethiopian Airlines flight to Rome hijacked, lands safely in Switzerland

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Geneva, Switzerland -

An Ethiopian Airlines flight was hijacked while traveling from Addis Alaba, Ethiopia to Rome, Italy early Monday morning local time.

Ethiopian Airlines flight # 702 was forced to land in Geneva, Switzerland where it was met by a military escort and authorities on the ground.

A spokesperson for the airline said that all passengers and crew are safe and that arrangements were being made for passengers on the flight.

Swiss authorities have reportedly taken one person into custody for the hijacking.

The airline did not release further details as to the circumstances of the incident.

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