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A man barricaded himself in a branch of the Alfa bank in Moscow and threatened to detonate a “fake explosive device”

Police arrested this Saturday a man who had barricaded himself in a branch of the Alfa bank in Moscow and had threatened to detonate a bomb, reported the Interior Ministry.

“The attacker He has been detained, ”the spokesman for the capital’s department of the capital, told the RIA Novosti agency. Ministry of InteriorVladimir Vasenin.

Previously, the department had indicated in a statement that the Police had received “a notice about the presence of an unknown person at the Alfa bank on Zemlyanoy Street with a insulated container from one of the food delivery companies that claimed to bring explosives

The security forces and the emergency services moved to the scene and cordoned off the area.

A group of special forces entered the building and arrested the man, who was carrying a “fake explosive device” The TASS agency specified that only “there was a hostage at the branch ”.

It was the detainee who broadcast on the social network Instagram what was happening inside the bank.

According to the Interfax agency, five employees of the entity were able to leave the building through a back door.

The Moscow Investigation Committee He said in a statement that he has opened a criminal case for kidnapping and stated that there were no injuries in the event.

With information from EFE