An unidentified person who entered a plane at the airport in the Mauritanian capital has been arrested, local media reports.
The man is reportedly a U.S. citizen.
An unidentified person entered a plane at the airport in the Mauritanian capital. There are no passengers on board, Al Arabia TV channel reports.
Currently, the requirements of the kidnapper are still unknown; his identity has not been established. He speaks in English to law enforcers.
The man threatens to blow up the plane if security forces try to arrest him.
According to local media, the attacker asks the Mauritanian government for "compensation," although it is unknown exactly what he is talking about. Mauritanian security forces are mobilized on the spot.