Suspect Arrested!

Failed Assassination Attempt

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A man has been arrested after trying to shoot Argentina's vice president and former president  de Kirchner at point-blank range outside her home in Buenos Aires on Thursday.

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A man in the crowd steps forward, points a gun at Fernández de Kirchner's face and tries to shoot him.

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After a few seconds of confusion and panic, the assailant was taken into custody.

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Argentina's security ministry said the weapon used in the incident was a .380 revolver with bullets inside.

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"Cristina is still alive because - for some reason we cannot technically confirm at the moment - the weapon,was armed with five bullets, did not fire even when the trigger was pulled,"

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He called the assassination attempt an attack on democracy, adding, "We must eradicate hatred and violence from our media and political discourse."

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