The man was arrested, and taken for investigation by the police in order to analyze his fingerprints, ability and willingness to shoot.
Local media reported that the 35-year-old striker's name is Fernando Sabag, and he is of Arab origin, most likely Syrian or Lebanese.
Television channels also broadcast several pictures of Fernando Sabbagh aiming the pistol directly at a distance of centimeters from Kirchner's head, when she got out of the car, but he was unable to shoot because of the crowd of people behind him when he approached wanting to salute her, and asked for her signature on her autobiography.
For his part, Argentine President Alberto Fernandez commented on this attack, considering it the most serious incident in the country since its return to democracy.
He also revealed that the attacker had 6 bullets in his pistol.
Kirchner (69 years), who ruled the country for two terms from 2007 to 2015, is a popular and divisive figure at the same time, and is still influential in Argentine politics. Life in a fraud and corruption case related to her awarding of public contracts.
However, it launched a forceful counterattack the next day, denouncing the ruling and considering it political.