Argentine vice president survives assassination attempt, gun jams – NBC News
Cristina Fernández, Argentina’s vice president, experienced an assassination attempt outside her home, the country’s leader said. The president spoke shortly after a video showing an assassination attempt on Fernández was released on local television channels.
A man tried to kill the vice president as she was surrounded by crowds of supporters outside her residence. The man aimed a handgun at the head of Argentinian Vice President Cristina Fernández and pulled the trigger, but the gun did not fire.
There was no indication that the vice president suffered any harm, and it remains unclear where she was taken following the events.
The president said a Brazilian national pointed a firearm at the vice president’s head and pulled the trigger. The weapon was seized and the motive for the attack is not clear.
The vice president of Argentina, who formerly served as president, was accused of corruption during her term in office. She has denied all charges and her supporters have rallied behind her. The vice president of Argentina faces corruption charges and could receive a 12-year sentence, but her supporters have been gathering in the streets since last week.
Former President Mauricio Macri condemned the attack on Twitter, and Patricia Bullrich criticized the president’s response to the attack.
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