Jordan’s parliament went into disarray and abruptly ended its session after a heated debate on corruption triggered a scuffle during which one deputy tried to pull his gun.
A YouTube of more than four minutes showed many deputies struggled to calm down a deputy who tried to pull his gun that was placed at the back of his trousers.
The man appeared furious after one deputy leveled corruption charges at him during a speech by Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour.
The film, carried by Mazmar newspaper, showed Ensour cut his address and rushed out of the hall as other deputies continued their efforts to end the scuffle.
The paper quoted deputy Fawaz Al Zubi as saying guns are now allowed inside the parliament’s hall, adding that the other deputy committed a punishable offence.
“What happened inside the parliament hall was on camera and would soon be on many websites,” he told the paper.