Georgian Interior Minister Vakhtang Gomelauri has made the first comment on the recent Bank of Georgia attack.
The minister has refused to expand on the robber's identity; however, he mentioned that the attacker is a citizen of Georgia.
''As far as I am concerned, the man hails from Georgia's Kakheti region. I wish to thank our staff members and the bank employees, citizens who were inside the building. They carried out the operation perfectly well and avoided bloodshed.
We made all-out efforts to arrest the man without doing him any harm.
He demanded different amounts from half a million to a million.
We have not met any demand of his; we just caught him,'' the Interior Minister said.
Gomelauri attended witness questioning.
LEOs arrested the bank of Georgia assailant around an hour and a half ago.
Earlier, hostages left the bank building, with one of them falling sick.
A gunman broke into a Kvareli branch of Bank of Georgia at around 15:30 today.
The MIA of Georgia has issued a statement saying that all measures are being taken to tackle the issue.