According to the available information, Avtandil Galdava, the head of the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Regional Police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and the hostages are free.
As reported by Georgian Public Broadcaster, Avtandil Galdava is probably in one of the police divisions. At this time, the other details and the location of the attacker are unknown.
As a reminder, the assailant left the building together with 3 hostages with a grenade in his hand. He went in an unknown direction in a police car. The rest of the hostages were released.
Later, the Ministry of Internal Affairs issued a statement. According to the agency, all 43 hostages have been released and taken to a safe place by the police.
An armed man took hostages at the branch office of Bank of Georgia in the center of Zugdidi town yesterday.