Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of Argentina on Thursday night survived an assassination attempt as a man pointed a pistol at her head.
According to video footage and the president’s statement, the man tried to pull the trigger, but the gun did not go off. Mrs Kirchner was unharmed.
“Cristina is still alive because, for reasons that have not been confirmed technically, the weapon, which was loaded with five bullets, did not fire,” New York Times quoted President Alberto Fernández as saying in an address to the nation. “This is the most serious event since we recovered our democracy.”
The federal police have arrested Fernando Andres Sabag Montiel, 35, a Brazilian
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