Washington: An armed man was arrested outside US Vice President Kamala Harris’s official residence, the US Naval Observatory, with a rifle and ammunition recovered from his vehicle on Wednesday (March 18, 2021).
Citing a spokesperson for Washington’s Metropolitan police, CNN reported that officers responded at around 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.
A region-wide intelligence bulletin had been issued for the suspect Paul Murray, 31, following which he was contacted by law enforcement. Police further said that a rifle and ammunition were recovered from his vehicle. Murray has 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, reported CNN. Uniformed Division officers had detained the man before the Metropolitan Police arrived on the scene, according to the US Secret Service.
Harris made history by becoming the first woman, first Black and first South Asian vice president in the nation’s history. She is the 49th Vice President of the United States.