Cristina Fernández de Kirchner: Suspect arrested after failed assassination try on Argentine vice chairman

A frame from a video released by TN Argentina highlights the moment when a man pointed a weapon at Argentina Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.


A man has been arrested after attempting to shoot Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Argentina’s vice-president and former President, at point blank range outside her home in Buenos Aires on Thursday.

Video of the incident shows the vice president smiling as she walks by a crowd of people. A man in the crowd then surges forward, pointing a gun at Fernández de Kirchner’s face and apparently attempting a shot. No bullets are fired and the two-time former President flinches backward, unharmed.

The attacker was taken into custody after a few seconds of confusion and panic.

Argentina’s official news agency, Télam, identified the man as a Brazilian national, later updating his name to Fernando Andre Sabag Montiel.

The Argentine Ministry of Security confirmed the weapon used in the incident was a…