• April 21, 2024

Texas Man Arrested With Guns, Ammo Outside of Vice Presidential Residence : NPR

The Vice President’s home in the Naval Observatory, seen here in 2016. Mark Wilson / Getty Images hide the caption

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The Vice President’s home in the Naval Observatory can be seen here in 2016.

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A man was arrested near the naval observatory on Wednesday afternoon and was charged with multiple guns and ammunition charges, according to the DC Metropolitan Police. The Naval Observatory is the Vice President’s residence, although Vice President Harris and her family are not yet living on the property.

The San Antonio man, 31-year-old Paul Murray, was first arrested by US intelligence over an intelligence bulletin from Texas. He was later officially arrested by Washington DC police. A rifle and ammunition were salvaged from his vehicle.

The incident occurs because DC is in a state of increased security following an attempted riot in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Violent pro-Trump extremists, fueled by the idea that President Biden and Vice President Harris Donald Trump stole the elections, stormed the Capitol, threatening lawmakers and law enforcement.

Since then, security and intelligence officials have doubled their warnings about the dangers of domestic extremism and the way it manifests itself.

Harris has not yet moved into the Naval Observatory residence due to the need for repairs to the building and media have reported.


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