A young man who held a bank employee hostage and threatened to detonate a bomb in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Monday has been arrested, the country's Security Services (SBU) have announced.
The premises of the Universal Bank in the Kyiv's Leonardo complex "are currently being inspected for explosives", the SBU said on Twitter.
Pictures released by the authorities on social media show the assailant being held by security forces.
Deputy Interior Minister Anton Guerachtchenko had earlier named the attacker as 32-year-old Uzbek national Karrimov Sukhrob.
He added that Sukhrob claimed to carry a bomb in a backpack that was tied to his leg and would thus detonate if he was killed.
It is the third hostage-taking incident in Ukraine within a fortnight.