MOSCOW, August 26 (RAPSI, Lyudmila Klenko) – Aram Petrosyan, who allegedly took hostages in a branch of Citibank in Moscow, has been transferred to the Presnensky District Court of Moscow, the court’s spokesperson Anastasia Pylina told RAPSI on Friday.

Earlier various media reported that a man threatened to trigger explosion in a branch of Citibank at Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street in central Moscow. During the negotiations with police the man released all hostages and surrendered. Bomb that he threatened to explode turned out to be a hoax.

Before capture of hostages, a video has been released on the Internet, featuring a man resembling the one who took hostages. Video message was published under the name of Aram Petrosyan. In particular, he said that on August 24 he is going to commit "a violation of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation". He said that he intends to commit a crime because of bankruptcy, which, according to him, turned into epidemic in Russia.

He demanded Russian authorities to create a body that would deal with the issue of bankruptcy.

Official charges have been already brought against the businessman.