Man arrested near Vice President Kamala Harris' official residence

Tanya Simon
March 19, 2021

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A man with an AR-15, 113 rounds of ammo, and five 30-round magazines was arrested outside Vice President Kamala Harris' official residence Wednesday around noon.

ABC News reports that VP Kamala Harris was not in the residence, as it is "undergoing renovations". Harris is staying at Blair House, a guest home for the White House. The home is located on the grounds of the US Naval Observatory in DC.

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The San Antonio man, 31-year-old Paul Murray, was first detained by the U.S. Secret Service based on an intelligence bulletin originating from Texas.

Police officers searched Murray's vehicle, where they found a rifle and a large amount of ammunition, police said. No one was injured in the incident.

Andrew Leyden, a former Capitol Hill staffer who lives near the Naval Observatory, shared video of Murray's arrest on Twitter, saying he was drawn to the scene after seeing a "slew of police cars" and a man being stopped by both uniformed and plainclothes officers. Murray's mother had also warned the police that her son was in Washington, authorities said.

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