SEE: Man pointing a gun at Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner amid political chaos

In an assassination attempt, a gun was pointed at Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, allegedly threatening the VP of Argentina amid political turmoil. The suspect was reportedly arrested on Thursday 1 September. According to the president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was only able to escape because the weapon, which carried five bullets, did not fire. The suspect has been identified as a Brazilian man who calls himself Fernando Andrés Sabag Montiel. Alberto Fernández, president of Argentina, said: A man pointed a gun at his head and pulled the trigger. Cristina is still alive only because, for unknown reasons yet to be confirmed, the gun… did not fire.

According to the sources, said incident would have occurred in front of the house of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in the Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday. Hundreds of protesters gathered late to show their support for the former leader, who is now reportedly facing trial for corruption. Sergio Massa, the economy minister, described the episode as an “assassination attempt”. He said that when hatred and violence win over debate, societies are annihilated and circumstances like these arise, attempted assassination.

A viral video shows a man pointing a gun at Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Argentina’s vice president, narrowly escaped death after a loaded pistol, allegedly aimed at point-blank range, failed to go off at the last moment. The attacker, a 35-year-old Brazilian, has been detained by the authorities. He has been recognized as Fernando André Sabag Montiel. The VP, be that as it may, did not seem to have sustained any injuries. Gina De Bai, a witness who was close to the vice president during the episode, told The Associated Press that she heard the trigger being pulled. She said that she did not understand that it was a firearm until security personnel intervened on the man.

In the viral video, an arm with a gun can be seen reaching towards Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s temple as she greeted allies outside her home in the Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires. She dodges as he pulls the trigger but the gun doesn’t go off, the people around the man looking stunned. An individual who was identified by people who were close to him as having a firearm was detained by security personnel (from the VP), Security Minister Aníbal Fernández told local cable news channel C5N, AP revealed. .

President Alberto Fernández’s office issued a press release saying they “condemn the assassination attempt on the vice president.” What happened tonight is of scandalous gravity and threatens democracy, institutions and law and order, read the statement carefully according to AP. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner served as president for two terms between 2007 and 2015. Last week, a prosecutor asked for a 12-year sentence in a case that included alleged corruption in public works in the mid-2000s. run for the office of president in the following year’s general election.

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