Greek po­lice make ar­rest in 1985 hi­jack­ing

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Greek po­lice say they have ar­rested a sus­pect in the 1985 hi­jack­ing of a flight from Athens that be­came a multi-day ordeal and in­cluded the slay­ing of an Amer­i­can.

Po­lice said Satur­day a 65-year-old sus­pect in a 1985 hi­jack­ing and a 1987 ab­duc­tion was ar­rested on the is­land of Mykonos on Thurs­day.

A po­lice spokesman said the hi­jack­ing case in­volved TWA Flight 847. The Athens-to-Rome flight was com­man­deered shortly af­ter take­off on June 14, 1985. The hi­jack­ers killed 23-year-old U.S. Navy diver Robert Stethem. They re­leased the other 146 pas­sen­gers and crew mem­bers.

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