A commenter posted this to general debate, and I thought worth sharing wider. Incredible footage. Can’t totally blame the locals for putting the boot into the wannabe assassin. At least he didn’t get shot.
It seems he tried to fire twice and the gun jammed. Chilling.
Andrei, yes it was a gas pistol but (presuming it wasn’t modified) they can fire gas canisters and fire blanks. Either of which when fired at your face from about 20cm away I think could be lethal. But then it does raise the question of why a regular hand gun wasn’t used (perhaps the assassin was an amateur and thought it was a regular handgun?), or indeed there could be other elements. Your suggestion reminds me of the Tim Robbins movie Bob Roberts.