Armed Man Arrested Near VP Kamala Harris’ Residence with Semi-Automatic Rifle

An armed man was arrested near Vice President Kamala Harris’ future residence allegedly in possession of a semi-automatic rifle and 113 rounds of ammunition.

On Wednesday afternoon, officers arrested 31-year-old Paul Murray, of San Antonio, near the Naval Observatory. Though the property includes the vice president’s official residence, Harris and husband, Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, are living elsewhere while the space is being renovated.

Per a police report obtained by CNN, Murray was allegedly in possession of an “AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, 113 rounds of unregistered ammunition, and five 30 round magazines.”

He has since been charged with 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.

As of this writing, it is unclear if Murray has entered a plea or retained an attorney.

On Thursday, a spokesperson for Harris told People, “All is good.”

The outlet also clarified that Harris was at the White House throughout the day Wednesday, while Emhoff was in New Mexico for a solo trip.

A police spokesperson told People that the Secret Service detained Murray after he matched an “intelligence bulletin” originating from San Antonio, Texas.

Per the police bulletin obtained by KSAT, Murray, an army veteran, had two encounters with law enforcement officers this month.

On March 1, Murray reportedly complained he was not getting support from Veterans Affairs or local police, and said he was no longer taking his prescribed medicine due to “intense” side effects.

Two days later, Brazos County sheriff’s deputies conducted a welfare check, where Murray reportedly said he didn’t want to hurt himself but would hurt someone else “if it was justified.” Murray also allegedly mentioned owning an AR-15.

The bulletin also states that Murray reportedly said he was discharged from the army due to his schizophrenia.

On Thursday, ABC13 reported that Murray’s mother called Capitol police after he made statements that worried her. The outlet reports that Murray reportedly thought the government was after him.

Per a statement from the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received information that Murray may have been traveling to Washington, D.C., and communicated that information with local and federal partners.


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