Latin America

Man arrested after firing gun at Cristina Kirchner

The assailant has been identified as a 35-year-old Brazilian citizen

ARGENTINIAN VP CRISTINA KIRCHNER
Fernando Andrés Sabag Montiel, a Brazilian citizen, tries to shoot Cristina Kirchner.

A man tried to shoot Argentinian Vice President Cristina Kirchner at point blank range outside of her Buenos Aires apartment tonight, but the weapon did not fire.

Argentinian authorities named 35-year-old Fernando Andrés Sabag Montiel, a Brazilian citizen, as the aggressor. He is already in custody and his gun has been seized by the police, according to Security Minister Aníbal Fernández.

The detainee had a record of prior weapon-related incidents and was armed with a .40-caliber handgun, Mr. Fernández added.

The incident was captured by multiple bystanders, as Ms. Kirchner (who was unharmed) was greeting her supporters close to her...

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