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Illustrative image of a kidnapped man.

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Russian authorities detained this Saturday a man who held at least five people hostage in a bank of moscow.

RT Noticias reported that approximately one hour after the reports of the attack in Alfa Bank, special forces detained the suspect.

Although preliminary reports suggest that the hostages are safe, it is unknown whether the victims were released by the authorities or released by the attacker.

The reasons for the offender to enter the institution, which threatened to detonate a bomb, are unknown at the time.

One of the people who was taken hostage at the bank located in the center of Moscow, broadcast part of the attack on Instagram and showed the moment in which the special forces take the branch and arrest the attacker.

News in development.