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WORLD : Would-Be Soviet Hijacker Seized

From Times wire services

A man tried to hijack a Soviet jetliner to Pakistan and held the 75 passengers hostage for a while, but KGB police subdued him and no one was injured, the Foreign Ministry said today.

Ministry spokesman Vadim Perfilyev said a man identified as Stanislav Skok, 22, boarded the jet at Voronezh on Thursday and threatened to blow it up unless he was given $855,000 and flown to Pakistan. The TU-134 jet was en route to the Caspian Sea port of Baku, 800 miles away, and when it landed there, Perfilyev said, negotiations led to Skok’s capture.


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