Co-Pilot Suspected in Ethiopian Airlines Hijacking

Officials say the co-pilot's motivation was to seek asylum in Switzerland.
3:00 | 02/17/14

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America's -- Good morning on this President's Day I'm Marcy Gonzales -- -- -- Smith -- and -- are off and we begin with that breaking news overnight from. From Europe and Ethiopian airlines jet forced to land in Switzerland. After an attempted hijacking. The plane was bound for Rome but ended up -- the Geneva airport some 400 miles away. ABC's llama -- is tracking the latest from London Lama. Hey good morning to you what -- what we know according to Swiss cities in Ethiopian airlines plane flying from lattice of Bob -- to run. Was forced to -- on making an on its scheduled stop in Geneva -- to being hijacked this morning that co pilot of the plane. Took over the controls when the -- -- went to the restroom landed the plane. And reported seeing -- through the window on a rope and that's when a co pilot calls for asylum. In Switzerland he house now being arrested and he is being questioned by police. Now the and -- said in a statement that awarded -- 200 passengers and crew on board. Worst say -- -- since being taken off the plane there were no injuries. A police say the situation is under control as you can imagine as a safety proportion -- -- what was closed. As a situation was unfolding but -- since being reopened with planes taking off and landing. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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