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Colombian Who Hijacked Plane to Be Freed

A man in a wheelchair who hijacked an airliner two weeks ago was ordered released from jail Wednesday on a court technicality, a decision that sent officials scrambling to issue a new arrest warrant. There was no doubt about the roles of 42-year-old Porfirio Ramirez and his 17-year-old son Linsen in the hijacking, parts of which were seen on television. The two, armed with hand grenades, seized the Aires airliner with 24 people aboard on Sept. 12, surrendering five hours later at a Bogota airport without injuring anyone. Full Story

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