MOSCOW, May 25 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Khamovnichesky District Court on Monday placed a defendant in a case over hostage taking in one of the Moscow offices of Alfa Bank in detention until July 23, the court's press service told RAPSI.

The 34-year Alexey Baryshnikov pleaded guilty.

Earlier investigators questioned witnesses and ordered mental examination of the accused to be conducted.

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.