STANSTED, England (AP) -- Hijackers holding at least 150 people aboard an Afghan airliner freed another hostage today after he complained he was unwell, while British authorities warned the standoff could last ''for days.''
Since landing Sunday at Stansted airport, 25 miles north of London, the hijackers have requested only food, water, unspecified medical supplies and that the lavatories on the Ariana Airlines plane be emptied, police said.
More such supplies were delivered today, including omelets for breakfast.
''Negotiations remain our favorite option,'' Joe Edwards, an assistant chief constable of the Essex Police, said Monday. ''I will say it could be a very protracted technique. It could go on for days.''
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