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COPS investigating the assassination attempt on Argentina’s Vice President have arrested the girlfriend of the alleged gunman filmed firing at the politician.

Brenda Uriarte, 23, was detained when police swooped on a train at the Palermo railway station in Buenos Aires on Sunday night local time.

Brenda Uriarte was arrested at the Palermo railway station in Buenos Aires

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Brenda Uriarte was arrested at the Palermo railway station in Buenos AiresCredit: Newsflash
Uriarte is said to have sold 'erotic content' online

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Uriarte is said to have sold ‘erotic content’ onlineCredit: Newsflash
The horrifying moment the Vice President had a gun pointed at her head

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The horrifying moment the Vice President had a gun pointed at her headCredit: AFP
Fernando André Sabag Montiel, 35, has been detained

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Fernando André Sabag Montiel, 35, has been detainedCredit: Newsflash
Investigating judge Maria Eugenia Capuchetti ordered the detention after being handed CCTV images appearing to show Uriarte and her boyfriend Fernando Montiel reaching Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s home in the Argentine capital together before Thursday night’s bungled shooting.

The arrest coincided with reports claiming police and prosecutors believe Brazilian Montiel, 35, did not act alone and was aided by an accomplice.

“Sex worker” Uriarte, who called herself Ambar online, had claimed before her arrest in an interview with Argentinian TV station Telefe she had last seen her partner two days before the shocking gun attack.

Footage showed a man identified as Montiel pointing a gun in Fernandez de Kirchner’s face through the crowd waiting for the vice president outside her home in the upmarket neighbourhood of La Recoleta before he was bundled away by security when the weapon jammed.

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Moment assassin points gun at Argentina's Vice President before pulling trigger

His links to extremist groups are being probed as part of the investigation after it emerged he had a neo-Nazi tattoo on his arm which linked him ideologically to the racist killer accused of murdering 10 Afro-Americans in May outside a US grocery store.

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Sao Paulo-born Montiel’s Black Sun tattoo is the same symbol 18-year-old gunman Payton Gendron used in a manifesto issued before the Buffalo, New York, shooting.

Brenton Tarrant, the Australian who killed 51 people and injured another 40 in a terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand in March 2019, also had a Black Sun symbol emblazoned on his rucksack.

Uriarte is expected to be questioned over the next couple of days before being hauled to court if prosecutors feel they have enough to pursue a case against her.

Her mobile phone was confiscated during the detention and will be analysed in the coming hours.

The brunette, who had died her hair blonde before her arrest, had appeared with Montiel in two TV interviews weeks before the gun attack.

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She criticised benefit scroungers in one as she sold sugar candy in the street. In another, outside a cinema, her partner criticised the government and the woman he allegedly tried to kill.

Although Uriarte boasted during the interview of making decent money as a street seller, local reports said she was raking in cash selling “erotic content” on at least four different websites where she would offer to strip naked for payment.

Security guards tackled the suspect after he pulled the gun's trigger

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Security guards tackled the suspect after he pulled the gun’s trigger
Police in Argentina said the gunman was arrested and a weapon was recovered

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Police in Argentina said the gunman was arrested and a weapon was recoveredCredit: Reuters
Argentina's Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was threatened with a gun as she was returning home

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Argentina’s Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was threatened with a gun as she was returning homeCredit: Reuters

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