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MOSCOW, August 24. /TASS/. The downtown Moscow bank hostage taker has surrendered to the police, the Russian Interior Ministry has told TASS.
Before surrendering, the man freed the last hostage.
The man who called himself a businessman from the Moscow region took hostages in a Citibank office located some 800 meters from the Kremlin on Wednesday evening. He said he had been manufacturing first aid kits until recently before going bankrupt.
According to a source, the attacker had no explosive device; the makeshift box was filled with salt.