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Mexican Official: Religious fanatic hijacked plane


MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's security secretary says a Bolivian religious fanatic told police he hijacked a Mexican flight from the resort city of Cancun after receiving a divine revelation.

Public Safety Secretary Genaro Garcia Luna says Jose Mar Flores, 44, told police that Wednesday's date -- 9-9-09 -- is the satanic number 666 turned upside down.

Garcia Luna says Flores used a fake bomb to hijack the plane, then ordered the pilot to circle over Mexico City seven times. He said he wanted to warn Mexican President Felipe Calderon of an impending earthquake.

Police stormed the plane Wednesday after all passengers emerged unharmed.

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