Jordanian MP fires AK-47 at colleague in parliament

Shot fired after an intense parliamentary argument in second similar incident in Jordan
Jordan Parliment
By Courtney Trenwith
Thu 12 Sep 2013 10:12 AM

A Jordanian MP has fired an AK-47 at his colleague in parliament, prompting chaos.

A video of the shooting and subsequent rows shows Talal Al Sharif firing the gun at Qusay Dmeisi. The shot missed.

The men had earlier had a fierce parliamentary exchange and other MPs had been forced to hold back a visibly angry Al Sharif.

The argument intensified when Al Sharif left parliament and returned with the assault rifle.

He was stopped by guards as he attempted to enter parliament, forcing him to fire from the hallway.

In a similar incident last year, another Jordanian MP threatened his opponent with a pistol while being interviewed by a local TV station.

The most recent case is expected to be dealt with by police.

There have been calls for Al Sharif to be sacked from parliament.

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