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Report: Man who tried to hijack plane to Sochi questioned for possible terror links

Turkish state media say anti-terrorism police are questioning a Ukrainian man who reportedly tried to hijack a Turkey-bound flight to Sochi, Russia, as the Winter Olympics were beginning.

TRT television said Saturday that police were trying to determine whether the man, identified as Artem Hozlov, had links to any terror groups.

Police officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

Officials said the man claimed he had a bomb and tried to divert the Pegasus Airlines flight which originated in Kharkiv, Ukraine. The crew tricked him and landed in Istanbul instead where he was subdued by security officers who sneaked on board.

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