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20.04.2009 International

Gunman 'holds up Jamaica plane'

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A man is holding a number of hostages on board a plane in the Jamaican resort of Montego Bay, reports say.

The man reportedly breached security systems using fake ID and boarded the plane as it was preparing to take off at around 2230 local time (0430 GMT).

There are unconfirmed reports that a shot has been fired on board the Canada-bound charter plane. The gunman is said to have robbed passengers.

Police and security services have cordoned off the airport.

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