Man Carrying Weapon Arrested Outside Kamala Harris' Residence

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The Daily Mail reported that "it is not known at this time if Murray was trying to harm or come in contact with Vice President Kamala Harris or any member of her family".

A San Antonio man was arrested near the official residence of Vice President Kamala Harris in Washington on Wednesday and was charged with weapons-related offenses, the U.S. Secret Service said after he was found to be carrying a rifle and a high capacity ammunitions clip.

Harris and her husband have not moved in yet because of renovations to the home in Northwest D.C. near the U.S. Naval Observatory.

A spokesperson for Washington's Metropolitan Police said officers responded "at approximately 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".

When police found the man's vehicle in a D.C. garage, it was loaded with "a long gun, a large amount of ammunition and several gun clips with ammunition", said MacFarlane.

Murray faces several charges, including carrying a unsafe weapon, carrying a rifle or shotgun outside of a business, and possession of unregistered ammunition, the MPD said. The Secret Service referred questions to the Metropolitan Police.

Murray's arrest comes amid heightened security following the January 6 Capitol insurrection at which violent extremists attempted to stop then-president elect Joe Biden from taking office.



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