A man wanted since 1968 in the hijacking of Pan American Flight 281 to Cuba has been apprehended.
Federal authorities took longtime fugitive Luis Pena Soltren, who had been living in Cuba, into custody on Sunday for his role in the Nov. 24, 1968, hijacking. The flight had originated in New York and was headed to San Juan, Puerto Rico, when it was diverted.
Soltren was apprehended at John F. Kennedy International Airport, the same airport where authorities say he and accomplices boarded a Pan American flight and hijacked it armed with guns and knives.
Federal prosecutors say that Soltren “terrorized dozens of passengers” during the hijacking.