Hijacker returns to US after 30 years in Cuba
MIAMI (AP) — An American who hijacked an airliner to Cuba nearly 30 years ago has arrived in Miami to face justice in the U.S.
FBI agents took 56-year-old William Potts into custody Wednesday shortly after his charter flight from Havana arrived at Miami International Airport. Potts faces a 1985 indictment in the U.S. for hijacking the flight in 1984. Separately, he was convicted in Cuba and served more than 13 years in prison there.
Potts says he was a young militant when he hijacked the flight. He says he is now is seeking closure and hopes to work out a deal with U.S. authorities to avoid additional prison time.
It wasn’t immediately clear when Potts would make his initial court appearance.
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