Hostage negotiation…Russian style
n attempted bank robbery was foiled by swift action from Russian law enforcement last night.
At approximately 8:37 pm Moscow time, a masked man came into a branch of Moscow Credit Bank on Pervomayskaya Street in Moscow, TASS reported. He was in possession of an object that appeared to be a handgun, and took hostages. He also claimed to have a bomb.
The man has been subsequently indentified as Alexei Ukhin, 29. It is believed he had been having financial problems.
Ukhin demanded 4.7 million Rubles and 13,000 Euros from bank employees, and threatened to detonate the bomb if his demand was not met.