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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