This photo taken on June 19, 1985 at the Beirut airport, shows former TWA pilot John Testrake, right, answering journalists’ questions with a gun pointed near his head during a tense two-week standoff, when two Lebanese hijackers diverted a Trans World Airlines Boeing jet [File: Nabil Ismail/AFP]

A Lebanese man who was arrested in Greece in connection with a plane 1985 hijacking incident has been released after police admitted it was a case of mistaken identity.

The 65-year-old is scheduled to return to his country on Tuesday after the police said no charges were filed following his arrest on September 19.

Wanted by the German authorities, the man was arrested on the Aegean Sea island of Syros, the police said in a statement.

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