Hijacking Suspect to Remain in Larnaca for 8 Days as Investigation Continues

PHOTO: Handcuffed Seif Eldin Mustafa leaves the court in Larnaca in a police car, March 30, 2016.PlayGeorge Michael/AFP/Getty Images
WATCH Hijacking Suspect to Remain in Cyprus for 8 Days as Probe Continues

A judge ruled Wednesday that Seif Eldin Mustafa, the man accused of hijacking an EgyptAir plane carrying 72 people on board, will remain in Cyprus for the next 8 days as authorities continue their investigation.

Larnaca Police tell ABC News that police are still "investigating his intentions" and will eventually send him back to Egypt to be handed off to authorities there.

Mustafa appeared in court Wednesday, where authorities are asking that he be held on a number of unspecified charges, said police spokesman Andres Angelides.

PHOTO: Seif Eldin Mustafa leaves the court in Larnaca escorted by Cypriot police, March 30, 2016.George Michael/AFP/Getty Images
Seif Eldin Mustafa leaves the court in Larnaca escorted by Cypriot police, March 30, 2016.