Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 December 2014

Probe after Jordanian politician pulls gun on opponent during TV debate

A Jordanian politician could face charges of attempted murder after pulling a gun on his opponent in a live TV talk show, a prosecutor said.

Mohammed Shawabka pointed his weapon at Mansour Seif-Eddine Murad after the ex-deputy called him a "mafia thief".

The two men were debating Syria's uprising on the private Jordanian Josat satellite station.

Mr Shawabka accused Mr Murad of being a "spy" for Syrian president Bashar Assad's regime.

He first threw his shoe at Mr Murad and then pulled out a pistol, but no shots were fired.

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