Jordan MP detained after shooting firearm at rival in Parliament
AMMAN (AFP) - A Jordanian MP was arrested after firing a Kalashnikov assault rifle in Parliament at a colleague on Tuesday, without causing injuries, judicial and parliamentary sources said.
"The prosecutor-general of Amman on Tuesday ordered the detention for 15 days of Talal al-Sharif after he opened fire on MP Qusay al-Damissi in the Chamber of Deputies building," said the judicial source.
"He faces charges including attempted murder, possession of unlicenced firearms and resisting the security forces," she added.
Mr Sharif was expelled from Parliament and Mr Damissi suspended for one year, according to Jordan's official Petra news agency.