Gun Jams Inches From Head of Argentina’s vice president, Cristina Fernandez in failed assassination!
A man is in custody in Argentina after he aimed a handgun at point-blank range at the head of Vice President Cristina Fernández and pulled the trigger. Luckily for Fernandez, the gun jammed and the man was apprehended.
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The vice president ducked as supporters surrounding the person appeared shocked at what was happening amid the commotion in the Recoleta neighborhood of Argentina’s capital.
The man, whose identity was not released by authorities, was detained seconds into the incident.
“the firearm had five bullets and didn’t fire even though the trigger was pulled.”President Alberto Fernández
There was no indication that the vice president suffered any harm. Her wheareabouts are currently unknown.
“A person who was identified by those who were close to him who had a gun was detained by (the vice president’s) security personnel,”Security Minister Aníbal Fernández
President Alberto Fernández said it is:
“the most serious incident since we recovered democracy in 1983”
He urged political leaders, and society at large, to repudiate the incident.
Supporters of the vice president have been gathering in the streets surrounding her home since last week, when a prosecutor called for a 12-year sentence for Fernández as well as a life-long prohibition in holding public office as part of a case involving alleged corruption in public works during her 2007-2015 presidency.
Fernández, who is not related to the current president, has denied all charges.
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