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.