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Man arrested with rifle, ammunition near US vice president’s residence

Arrest follows tip-off from Texas police; Kamala Harris has not moved in yet

Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff speaks at Maria Empanada, Tuesday March 16, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff speaks at Maria Empanada, Tuesday March 16, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

WASHINGTON  — District of Columbia police on Wednesday arrested a man near the vice president’s residence on a weapons charge. Vice President Kamala Harris does not live at the home yet.

The man was seen on Massachusetts Avenue and was detained by Secret Service officers stationed near the residence following an intelligence bulletin from Texas, the Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement.

Harris and her husband have not moved in yet because of renovations to the home in Northwest DC near the US Naval Observatory. She’s staying at Blair House, a guest home for the White House.

Metropolitan police said Paul Murray of San Antonio was held on charges that he carried a large-capacity ammunition-feeding device, a dangerous weapon, a rifle and unregistered ammunition.

This March 16, 2018, file photo shows the official residence of the vice president of the United States on the ground of the US Naval Observatory in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

No one was injured. The Secret Service referred questions to the Metropolitan Police.

It wasn’t clear if Murray had an attorney who could comment on the charges against him.

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