Argentina’s Kirchner Unhurt After Gunman Pulled Trigger at Her Face

By Silvina Frydlewsky and Kejal VyasUpdated Sept. 2, 2022 10:35 am ET

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BUENOS AIRES—Argentina’s government called on supporters to rally in the capital and canceled soccer matches in a show of support for Vice President Cristina Kirchner, who late Thursday night faced what authorities said was an assassination attempt after a man thrust a gun at her face and pulled the trigger.

The weapon didn’t discharge and Mrs. Kirchner wasn’t hurt. Federal police said they had found boxes of ammunition with 100 9mm bullets during a search of the apartment of the 35-year-old Brazilian man arrested following the attack but didn’t provide a motive.

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