A man pointed a handgun at the Argentine vice president’s face – in what is being described as an assassination attempt.

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was threatened outside her home in Buenos Aires – but she was unhurt and no shots were fired.

Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered there in recent days to support the former president, in the midst of a corruption trial.

An armed man was arrested nearby and a weapon was found a few meters from the scene, according to a police spokesman.

According to local reports, the gun was loaded.

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