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Published: Monday February 17, 2014 MYT 3:30:06 PM
Updated: Monday February 17, 2014 MYT 3:30:53 PM

Ethiopian Airlines hijacker held, situation 'under control' - Geneva police

GENEVA (Reuters) - The hijacker of an Ethiopian Airlines plane diverted to Geneva airport is being held and the situation is "under control", Geneva airport police said in a text message.

"Hijacker held, situation under control, no injuries," the message sent to media said, adding that the airport was temporarily closed.

(Reporting by Tom Miles,; Editing by Pascal Fletcher)

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