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‘Hijacker selfie’ was taken by British hostage

One of the most bizarre images from Tuesday’s hijacking was a selfie taken by one of the passengers with Seif Eldin Mustafa inside the Egyptair plane, and went viral on the internet

The Daily Mail identified the man as a 26-year-old Briton from Leeds.

It said Innes, a Health and Safety auditor, was one of the last ‘foreigners’ held hostage along with members of the crew, during the standoff at  Larnaca airport.

He was one of the three last remaining hostages seen running across the tarmac in the moments before Mustafa disembarked the plane and surrendered. “Innes is believed to have approached hijacker Mustafa while being held hostage on the tarmac, and sent it to one of his flatmates as well as other friends,” the British tabloid said.

“I have no idea why he took the selfie but I imagine he probably volunteered to take it as he’s not afraid to shy away from anything,”Innes’ flatmate Chris Tundogan told MailOnline.

 

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