Friday September 02, 2022

VIDEO: Attempt to kill Argentina’s VP Cristina Kirchner fails when handgun misfires in a crowd

VIDEO: Attempt to kill Argentina’s VP Cristina Kirchner fails when handgun misfires in a crowd

In this photo released by Telam news agency a man points a gun at Cristina Kirchner as she arrives to her residence in Buenos Aires on Thursday night. AFP

A man tried to kill Argentina's politically powerful Vice President Cristina Kirchner outside her home, but the handgun misfired, the country's president said.

The man was quickly overpowered by her security officers in the incident on Thursday night, officials said.

Several television channels broadcast footage showing the man pointing a small handgun at the vice president at close range as she was getting out of a car and she ducked as the weapon was aimed. But the gun failed to fire, even though it was loaded, Argentine President Alberto