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Angry Jordan MP goes for his gun in parliament

Published on Mar 7, 2013 12:29 AM

AMMAN (AFP) - A Jordanian MP, angered by a fellow deputy accusing the premier of corruption, tried to draw a pistol during a session of parliament on Wednesday but was circled by colleagues who talked him down.

Khalil Atiyeh, a deputy speaker, said MP Shadi al-Adwan was annoyed when fellow MP Zeid Shawakbeh accused Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur of corruption.

Videotapes of the incident showed Adwan reaching for his belt to pull out a pistol and then being surrounded.

Atiyeh said he suspended the session until Thursday, when the question of carrying arms inside parliament will also be on the agenda.

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