The Ministry of Internal Affairs has arrested the 1993 year-born individual identified as N.T. on charges of assault, hostage-taking and illegal possession of a firearm. The official statement reads the gunman was detained near the Avlabari metro station in downtown Tbilisi.
The investigation established that armed N.T. broke into the Bank of Georgia branch in Tbilisi in the first half of the day and took seven people hostage.
Relevant police units mobilized on the spot and launched the operative-investigative measures. Following the negotiations between the police and the attacker, the gunman released hostages. Police detained him on the spot. No one was injured in the incident.
The investigation is underway into the hostage-taking of two or more persons and illegal possession of firearms, the official statement reads.