On Wednesday, D.C. Police arrested a man near the Naval Observatory, where Vice President Kamala Harris resides.
According to reports, weapons were recovered from 31-year-old Paul Murray of San Antonio, Texas, when he was was stopped by the Secret Service in Washington. Upon searching his Murray’s vehicle, police also discovered ammunition in his car.
According to CNN, 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.”
Fortunately, Harris her husband Doug Emhoff were not home, as they were staying at the Blair House, located close to the White House, while their home was undergoing renovations, USA Today reports.
Officers arrested Murray following identification from a Texas intelligence bulletin, according to D.C. police. Murray is in custody and has been charged with carrying a large-capacity ammunition-feeding device, a dangerous weapon, a rifle and unregistered ammunition, USA Today also reports.
CNN also reports that shows officers allege Murray had an “AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, 113 rounds of unregistered ammunition, and five 30 round magazines.”
Just in January, Harris gave her official speech as Vice President during the “Celebrating America” virtual concert. In part, she stated,
“Good evening. It is my honor to be here, to stand on the shoulders of those who came before, to speak tonight as your Vice President. In many ways, this moment embodies our character as a nation. It demonstrates who we are, even in dark times,” said Vice President Harris. “We not only dream, we do. We not only see what has been, we see what can be. We shoot for the moon, and then we plant our flag on it. We are bold, fearless, and ambitious. We are undaunted in our belief that we shall overcome, that we will rise up.”
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