The detention of Vladimir Vladimirovich Arutiunian, 27, unemployed, has become possible thanks to the information received from the people after a photo of the suspect has been shown on TV.
According to V. Merabishvili, V. Arutiunian showed resistance at detention. Head of the Security Department of the Georgian Interior Ministry, Zurab Kvlividze, was killed in the shooting.
At the suspect's home, Georgian policemen found detonators, chemical reagents and special tools needed for making explosive devices.
As has been earlier reported, the assassination attempt had been made on May 10, at a meeting of presidents Mikhail Saakashvili and George Bush. A grenade had been thrown from the crowd at the platform where the heads of state were standing. It landed next to the platform, but failed to explode.