Buenos Aires: Argentinan Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner narrowly escaped assassination after a gunman’s weapon jammed as he aimed at her.
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was greeting supporters outside her home when a man emerged from the crowd and pointed a handgun in her face.
President Alberto Fernandez said the gun was loaded with five bullets but failed to fire when triggered.
Police said the shooter, who local media identified as a 35-year-old Brazilian man, has been taken into custody. They are attempting to establish a motive for the attack.