MOSCOW, November 6 (RAPSI) – A court found Alexey Baryshnikov, a defendant in a case over hostage taking in one of the Moscow offices of Alfa Bank, guilty and sentenced him to compulsory mental treatment, RAPSI learnt in the Investigative Committee’s press service on Friday.

Earlier, investigators questioned witnesses and held that mental examination of the accused must be conducted. The exam found that the defendant needed treatment.

On May 23, police were notified of the alleged hostage taking in one of the Alfa Bank offices in Moscow. A hostage holder threatened to blast the bank. During the law enforcement operation, he was arrested; no people were injured; no explosives were found. 

Baryshnikov pleaded guilty.