Murray was stopped by Secret Service officers at around noon in the northwest area of Washington on Massachusetts Avenue, simply outside the Naval Observatory, which contains Harris’ home.
Likewise discovered in that black Chevy Impala was what authorities called a large capability ammo feeding gadget.
Police discovered a rifle, a large quantity of ammo and numerous weapon clips in a cars and truck coming from the guy, 31-year-old Paul Murray of San Antonio, after he told them it was parked in a garage several miles away near the Washington Convention Center, according to NBC 4.
A Texas guy desired by the cops was dropped in the U.S. Secret Service and apprehended Wednesday afternoon near the Washington house of Vice President Kamala Harris, authorities stated.
Authorities said they detained Murray in response to an intelligence publication that stemmed from Texas.
The vice president and her husband, Doug Emhoff, do not presently live at the Naval Observatory, as the home is going through remodellings. The couple is living at Blair Home, near the White Home.
Murray was charged with bring a hazardous weapon, carrying a rifle or shotgun beyond a service, belongings of unregistered ammo and belongings of a big capability ammunition feeding gadget.
Andrew Leyden, a previous Capitol Hill staffer who lives near the Naval Observatory, informed CNBC he saw the arrest while going by on a scooter on his method to the Irish Embassy to movie a St. Patrick’s Day video for his YouTube channel.
” A bunch of cops passed me at the National Cathedral,” which is just up the road from the Observatory, Leyden stated. “What was actually odd was it was marked units and unmarked systems.”
A video Leyden took of the scene revealed Murray surrounded by police, with a bike lying on the turf near them.
“I saw that kind of scraggly looking person, cuffed,” said Leyden, who published video of the scene on Twitter.
Harris’ spokeswoman Sabrina Singh referred CNBC to the Secret Service when requested remark.