A video of the incident shows Fernández being greeted by his supporters outside his residence in Buenos Aires. Then a man extends his arm, armed with a gun, and the Vice President appears.
The gun is then pulled back, and pointed again at Fernández’s head. The people around the man appear shocked on the video, and there is an uproar.
Security Minister Aníbal Fernández confirmed to the newspaper Clarín that it was a gun, a real gun. The police state that the 35-year-old man has been arrested and that they are in possession of the weapon.
– Now the situation must be analyzed by our investigators to evaluate the traces, the police inform the TV channel C5N.
According to Clarín’s sources familiar with the investigation, the gun was loaded.
– A person named by those close to him was arrested by the vice-president’s security staff. They took him aside and found the weapon, and it is now being sent for investigations, says Security Minister Fernández to channel C5N.
He added that he would not say more until the matter has been investigated.
Photos in Argentinian media show that the gun almost touched Fernández’s face.
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