The man who has tried to assassinate Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in a neighborhood of Buenos Aires is called Fernando Andres Sabag Montiel. The individual is 35 years old and is of Brazilian origin, although he has the nationality of Argentina, a country in which he has lived since 1993.
The country’s police have explained that the subject had tried to attack the vice president with a 40 caliber Bersa pistol, which was loaded with five bullets. However, the exit chamber was empty, so the gun was not ready to fire.
Sabag has been arrested and transferred to a police station, as confirmed by the Minister of Security, Aníbal Fernández. In addition, it has been pointed out that the arrested person already had criminal record; specifically, in 2021 for carrying an unconventional weapon in La Paternal, a neighborhood of Buenos Aires. There he would have his address, according to what he collects Clarion. At that time, he was arrested and assured that the reason why he was holding a 35 centimeter knife long was for his personal defense. To this we must add that under his back there are several complaints of gender violence, three accusations of animal abuse and he registers two or three addresses that seem false.
Sapag, according to the country’s commercial records, is registered in the “non-regular urban and suburban motor transport service for free passengers, except through taxis and remises, car rental with driver and school transport.” For now, It is unknown if he has any kind of political militancy.
The man tried to shoot Kirchner in the face when the president was signing books next to her house in Recoleta. Several demonstrators warned the deployed agents that there was an armed individual between the crowdaccording to sources from the Ministry of Security.