A man has been arrested after trying to kill Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the vice president and former president of Argentina, on Thursday in front of her Buenos Aires house.
In a video of the incident, the vice president can be seen grinning as she passes a swarm of people. Then, from among the crowd, a man charges forward, aiming a gun towards Fernández de Kirchner's face and seemingly attempting to fire.
After a few seconds of confusion and fear, the perpetrator was apprehended and taken into custody.
Fernando Andre Sabag Montiel, a Brazilian citizen 35 years old, was identified by Argentina's official news agency, Télam.
The .380 pistol used in the incident had bullets inside, according to the Argentine Ministry of Security.
Alberto Fernández, President of Argentina, referred to the attempted murder as an assault on democracy and declared that "we must abolish hate and violence from our media and political discourse."
Argentine Vice PresidentCristina Fernández de Kirchner was lucky to survive as the gun did not go off.