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Pair Seized in Bid to Hijack Iran Jetliner

November 11, 1986|Associated Press

NICOSIA, Cyprus — A man and woman tried to hijack an Iranian jetliner during a domestic flight but were arrested by security guards, Iran's official news agency reported today.

The Islamic Republic News Agency said the couple had weapons but did not specify what kind of arms they carried. It described the man and woman involved in Monday's hijacking attempt as "agents of international imperialism" but did not further identify them.

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