Russian border guards in Crimea claim they have arrested a suspect in the 2002 hostage-taking incident at Moscow's Dubrovka Theater.
The press service for the Crimean branch of the Federal Security Service (FSB) border guards announced March 5 it has "succeeded in exposing a terrorist who took part in the taking of hostages during the musical 'Nord-Ost' in 2002."
The press service did not say when the suspect was caught but in December there were reports Khasan Zakaev was detained on suspicion of being involved in the Dubrovka Theater siege, RFE/RL reports.
On October 22, 2002, a group of Chechen militants interrupted the performance at the Dubrovka Theater and took the audience hostage.
All the hostage-takers inside the theater were killed when Russian special forces stormed the building on October 26.
Some 130 hostages died, many due to negligent medical care they received after they were evacuated from the theater.