Who is Paul Murray? Texas man arrested outside Kamala Harris' mansion with gun and ammo in his car

Murray was stopped by Secret Service officers at around noon in the northwest section of Washington on Massachusetts Avenue, just outside the Naval Observatory


                            Who is Paul Murray? Texas man arrested outside Kamala Harris' mansion with gun and ammo in his car
Murray was in possession of an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, 113 rounds of unregistered ammunition, and five 30 round magazines outside Kamala Harris' house (Getty Images)
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A man in his 30s has been arrested near the US Naval Observatory, the traditional home of the US Vice President, on a weapons charge, according to public records on Wednesday, March 17. 

Police obtained a rifle, a large quantity of ammunition and numerous gun clips in a car belonging to the man named Paul Murray (31) of San Antonio after he told them it was parked in a garage several miles away near the Washington Convention Center. Also found in that black Chevy Impala was what police called a large capacity ammunition feeding device. According to the police report, Murray was in possession of an “AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, 113 rounds of unregistered ammunition, and five 30 round magazines”. Murray was stopped by Secret Service officers at around noon in the northwest section of Washington on Massachusetts Avenue, just outside the Naval Observatory, which contains Harris’ residence.

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Former Capitol Hill staffer, Andrew Leyden, who lives near the Naval Observatory, posted a video that he took of the scene, where Murray can be seen surrounded by police, with a bike lying on the grass near them.


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Murray was detained following an intelligence bulletin from Texas, DC police said in a statement. National media reports state that College Station and Brazos County law enforcement alerted authorities that Murray was experiencing “paranoid delusions”. Those reports cite documents that law enforcement experts described as internal, containing official information protected under medical privacy laws. College Station police have said that Murray is not a suspect in any crime or ongoing investigation. 

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According to the online records, Murray was previously enrolled at Texas A&M University as a graduate student. Texas A&M officials confirmed on March 17 evening that he is not enrolled this semester. Reports also suggest that Vice President Kamala Harris is not currently living at the Naval Observatory as it undergoes renovations.

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