A 35-year-old Brazilian with a criminal record, who has tattoos with Nazi references, is the alleged perpetrator of the assassination attempt against the country’s vice president, Cristina Fernandezlocal media reported.
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The man, who was arrested after the attack, has been identified as Fernando Andres Sabag Montielwho has lived in Argentina since 1993 and currently lives in the neighborhood of La Paternal, in Buenos Aires, according to government sources reported to the newspaper The nation.
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according to the rotary Clarionin March 2021 the detainee was prosecuted for carry an unconventional weapon in the Parental It was a large knife that he alleged he was carrying for his personal defense, security sources told the newspaper.
Commercial records cited by the newspaper indicate that Sabag Montiel is registered as dedicated to “non-regular urban and suburban motor transport service for free passengers”category that corresponds to services requested by mobile applications.
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Apparently, he has a Chevrolet Prisma car registered in his name and, according to The nationon his social networks it can be seen that he follows profiles linked to radicalized and hate groups, as well as pages of “Masonic orders”, “satanic communism” or the occult sciences.
Nevertheless, their profiles on social networks were taken down during the early morningadd the rotary.
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The newspaper Clarion assures that the detainee has several tattoos, some allusive to Viking and Germanic mythologies, including one on the shoulder that represents a “Schwarze Sonne”, a black sun, a symbol linked to the occult philosophy of Nazism and used by Adolf Hitler’s SS .
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had appeared on television
Sabag Montiel also appeared twice in TV Chronicle in the last weeks. In his speeches, in front of the channel’s mobiles in the street, appeared with strong criticism of the social plans and questioning of the political class. He also raised the extradition of foreigners.
“My girlfriend supposedly had social plans, but she stopped having them because it is not possible to get the same money that is from people,” he told a journalist from the signal who was on Calle Corrientes at the end of last month.
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On Instagram, meanwhile, he shared another video of an appearance on the same channel, but at the end of July, when the addition of Serge Massa dominated the media attention. So he was in Tigre and a mobilero asked him about his opinion of that fact.
“I came out on Chronicle TV criticizing the Government and Sergio Massa, on top of that the journalists congratulated me saying that I know about politics, they told me that I have to be a notorious, thanks to the peeling I treated them as pancakes neither Milei nor Cristina (sic),” he commented with the publication of the video.
“No, not even with sticks,” he replied on that occasion when the mobile player asked him “Massa, yes or no?” “Neither Milei, nor Cristina either,” he added.
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According to police sources, the “improper weapon” of 2021 was a knife that, according to Sabag Montiel at that time, he was carrying for his own defense.
The incident occurred on March 17 when a police officer noticed that a parked vehicle was missing its rear license plate. Approaching the car, a black Chevrolet Prisma, the agent met Sabag Montiel, who introduced himself as the owner of the vehicle. Back then, he explained that the missing rear patent “It was due to a traffic collision that occurred days ago”.
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After that, when Sabag Montiel opened the driver’s door to look for the documentation, a 35-centimeter-long knife fell out. However, he argued that he was carrying the gun to defend himself.
According to what was reported by the authorities, as a result of the episode, the Contraventional Prosecutor’s Office No. 8, in charge of Dr. Guerra, arranged to file a record for infraction of Article 90 of the Contraventional Code and the kidnapping of the knife.
the seized gun
The weapon used by the aggressor on Thursday night to attack Vice President Cristina Kirchner would be a 32-caliber Bersa, according to Federal Police sources. It had a full charger, although this information still does not have official confirmation. There wasn’t a bullet in the chamber.
The magazines of this type of weapon have a minimum capacity for seven projectiles. The 380 caliber is also known as the short 9 millimeter.
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Sabag Montiel was arrested on Thursday night after wielding a firearm and pointing it at the face of the former president, who, in a reflexive gesture, crouched in the middle of the bodyguards who protected her when she arrived at her home in the Recoleta neighborhood of the capital.
Upon hearing the news, the Argentine president, Alberto Fernandezannounced an appearance on the national network, in which he declared a holiday (holiday) this Friday and said that “this attack deserves the strongest rejection of all Argentine society, of all political sectors, because these events affect our democracy.”
Fernández said that the vice president “remains alive because, for a reason that has not yet been confirmed, technically the weapon, which had five bullets, did not fire despite having been triggered.”
The frustrated attack occurred in the midst of the permanent vigil of Kirchnerist supporters who, since August 22, when a prosecutor requested 12 years in prison for her on charges of corruption, settled next to the former president’s home.
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