Editor’s note: This post has been updated. See below.

Egypt Air flight MS1818 was hijacked on the way from Alexandria to Cairo last night by an Egyptian man allegedly wearing a suicide belt. The plane is now in Cyprus where the hijacker has reportedly released most of the passengers and the crew:

Egypt Air claims the hijacker isn’t a terrorist, but a love-struck idiot of some sort searching for an ex-wife:

An “idiot” who outsmarted Egypt’s crack airport security, however:

No word yet if any Americans are among the 3 hostages still on the plane:

Earlier, the Egyptian government released the wrong name of the hijacker:

And the latest is the hijacker is making new demands:

Any bets on how long the love-struck idiot description holds up?

Update 8:28 a.m.:

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