The captain of an All Nippon Airways jumbo jet bound for Sapporo was stabbed to death Friday by a knife-wielding hijacker who flew the plane for a short time after the stabbing, police said.

The 28-year-old Tokyo man was arrested after the hijacked plane returned to Tokyo’s Haneda airport at 12:14 p.m. None of the 503 passengers were hurt, police said. Fourteen crew members were also aboard the plane, a Boeing 747-400.

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