Man Carrying Weapon Arrested Outside Kamala Harris' Residence

Man Carrying Weapon Arrested Outside Kamala Harris' Residence

Washington D.C. police arrested a man outside of Vice President Kamala Harris' residence on Wednesday after authorities found a rifle and ammunition in his auto. The suspect could be could be experiencing a mental health crises and may be armed with a AR-15 rifle, according to the bulletin.

Vice President Kamala Harris is not living at the residence while it's undergoing renovations. So Jeff, what do we know about him and what do we know about his arrest?

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Agents detained the man, Paul Murray, 31, as a possible suspicious person after they spotted him near the observatory around noon, D.C. Metropolitan Police said. Images taken from a video at the scene show the confrontation with authorities.

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An intelligence bulletin from Texas had warned law enforcement about Murray, officials said. Now DC Police say that officers recovered a rifle and ammunition from Murray's vehicle, which was parked in a garage.

Murray was in custody facing charges of carrying a risky weapon, carrying a rifle or a shotgun outside a business, possession of unregistered ammunition and possession of a large-capacity ammunition feeding device. He texted his mother yesterday morning that he would be in DC.

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.

ANTHONY MASON: Alarming to say the least, Jeff.

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