Washington, DC, police arrested a man outside Vice President Kamala Harris’ official residence the US Naval Observatory, in the nation’s capital on Wednesday.
The man who is said to be from Texas is now facing weapons and ammunition charges.
A spokesperson for Washington’s Metropolitan Police said officers responded “at approximately 12:12 pm, to the 3400 block of Massachusetts Avenue, NW in reference to a suspicious person based on an intelligence bulletin that originated from Texas, who was detained by US Secret Service.”
Law enforcement contacted the man after a region-wide intelligence bulletin had been issued for the suspect.
DC police say officers arrested and charged 31-year-old Paul Murray, of San Antonio, and that a rifle and ammunition were recovered from his vehicle.
A police report obtained by CNN shows officers allege Murray was in possession of an “AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, 113 rounds of unregistered ammunition, and five 30 round magazines.”
According to police, he’s been charged with several counts: carrying a dangerous weapon, carrying a rifle or shotgun outside of a business, possession of unregistered ammunition and possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device.
The US Secret Service told CNN in a statement that Uniformed Division officers detained the man before Metropolitan Police arrived on the scene.
this comes barely a day aafter the american VP was moved into the the Naval Observatory residence Tuesday night after their move was delayed for more than two months because of “repairs to the home,”
Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff have been temporarily living at Blair House, the President’s guest quarters on Pennsylvania Avenue across from the White House, since Harris took office.
Harris’ chief spokeswoman Symone Sanders had said last week that the repairs included maintenance on the HVAC system, replacing the liners in the chimneys and refurbishing of some of the hardwood floors.