MOSCOW, May 25 (RAPSI) – Investigators on Monday seek to detain a defendant in a case over hostage taking in one of the Moscow offices of Alfa Bank, the Investigative Committee’s press service reports.

Witnesses were questioned; mental examination of the accused was ordered, the statement reads.

On May 23, police were notified of the alleged hostage taking in one of the Alfa Bank offices in Moscow. An alleged hostage holde threatened to blast the bank. During the law enforcement operation, he was arrested; no people were injured; no explosives were found. According to investigators, the hostage taker was a 34-year man born in Russian town of Nizhnevartovsk, Alexey Baryshnikov.