Two Ukrainian tourists were killed and four others wounded in a knife attack at an Egyptian Red Sea resort.
Investigators believe the attacker swam from a public beach, according to the ministry.
The Ministry of the Interior said in a statement that the attack happened at about 11:00 local time (9:00 UTC) and that the assailant was taken into custody about noon.
There was confusion about the nationalities of the four wounded victims as well.
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"In Zahabia hotel two German women were killed".
He stabbed the tourists in the face, neck and feet.
Mr Abdelaziz said two of the injured were Czech and two Armenian.
Vasil Kyrylych, the head of the consular department of Ukraine's foreign ministry, declined comment about the two Ukrainian victims pending official information from Egypt.
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Hurghada is one of Egypt's tourist hubs and stretches for 25 miles (40km) along the country's Red Sea coast.
The assailant was arrested immediately after the stabbings, with authorities saying the man sneaked into a hotel by swimming from a nearby beach.
The 2016 attack was one of the incidents that affected tourism in the last two years, leading to a severe decline in revenues generated from Egypt's tourism sector.
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