Fernando Montiel: Brazilian Man Who Tried to Kill Argentina's Vice President Is Neo-Nazi, Has Similarities With Buffalo Shooter

The gunman who tried kill Argentina vice president Christina Fernandez de Kirchner is a neo-Nazi and church fanatic. The man identified as Fernando Montiel tried to kill Kirchner, when she was meeting and greeting supporters outside of her home.

During the gathering, Montiel from the tightly packed crowd pointed a gun in her face. The trigger was pulled, a click was heard – but the gun failed to fire.

It was later found that the gun was indeed loaded with five bullets, and the 35-year-old Brazilian man was arrested, according to Daily Star.

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Montiel Is Linked To Buffalo Gunman

Once her security realized the what had happened; she was taken away from the scene.

The gunman is also being linked Buffalo shooter, who murdered 10 Afro-Americans in May outside a grocery store.

Montiel has the same symbol that 18-year-old gunman Payton Gendron used in a manifesto issued before the Buffalo shooting.

Montiel Shows Himself As Churchgoing Christian

On social media, the gunman goes by the name Fernando Salim Cristiano and he has more than 800 followers. He also represents himself as a churchgoing Christian.

Montiel, who has a Black Sun tattoo on his left elbow, has been living in Argentina since 1933.

Montiel Was Kicked Out Of Brazil

Montiel, son of an Argentinian mum who died five years ago and a Chilean dad said to have been kicked out of Brazil, also had an Iron Cross inked on his right hand. He was arrested in March last year after being found in possession of a knife, according to The Mirror.

Montiel was detained over the incident, but he continued to claim that he did it for self-defense. Reports claimed that he used a semi-automatic 32-caliber Bersa to try to assassinate Kirchner.

Montiel criticized vice president on a live TV interview a few weeks back when he was asked about the appointment of new Minister of Economy, Sergio Massa.

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This article was first published on September 2, 2022