Video: Gun jams during attempt to kill Argentinian Vice President

Argentinian Vice President

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.

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