Authorities responded to a report of a suspicious person near the Naval Observatory, where the vice president’s residence is located, at about 12 p.m. ET, according to the DC Metropolitan Police Department. The suspect was identified “based on an intelligence bulletin,” officials said.
Paul Murray, a 31-year-old resident of San Antonio, Texas, was initially detained by the U.S. Secret Service and later arrested by MPD officers. Police said Murray was in possession of a “large capacity ammunition feeding device.”
Murray faces several charges, including carrying a dangerous weapon, carrying a rifle or shotgun outside of a business, and possession of unregistered ammunition, the MPD said.
A representative for the vice president referred a request for comment to the Secret Service. Representatives for the Secret Service, and the Capitol Police declined further comment on the situation.
Harris and her family have been living at the Blair House, the official White House guest residence on Pennsylvania Avenue, in recent weeks while the vice president’s residence undergoes repairs.
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