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Man With AR-15 in Car Arrested Outside Kamala Harris' Official Residence

VP doesn't actually live there yet
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 18, 2021 12:36 AM CDT
Updated Mar 18, 2021 5:05 AM CDT

(Newser) – 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. The Texas man, who a police report says had an "AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, 113 rounds of unregistered ammunition, and five 30 round magazines" inside his car parked in a garage several miles away, now faces weapons-related charges, CNN reports. Harris does not yet live at the residence inside the US Naval Observatory because renovations are taking place, ABC 13 reports, and the Secret Service says none of its protectees were there at the time. No one was injured in the incident.

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CNBC names the suspect as Paul Murray, 31, of San Antonio. An intelligence bulletin that originated in his home state alerted authorities to respond and locate the "suspicious person," per a spokesperson for Washington's Metropolitan Police. The Secret Service ultimately detained him. He is 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. (Read more Kamala Harris stories.)

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