A man was arrested Wednesday for gun and ammunition offenses near the official vice president’s residence on the grounds of the Naval Observatory in Washington, police said.
Paul Murray of San Antonio, Texas was detained and arrested after he was stopped by police near the Naval Observatory — the vice presidential residence.
Police arrested Murray because of an intelligence bulletin from Texas.
The secret service found an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, 113 rounds of unregistered bullets, and five 30 round magazines, according to a police report obtained by CNBC.
He was charged with possession of unregistered ammunition, possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device, and carrying a rifle or shotgun outside of a business.
Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff do not currently live at the residence.
Andrew Leyden, a former Capitol Hill staffer, witnessed the arrest.
“A bunch of cops passed me at the National Cathedral, which is just up the road from the Observatory,” Leyden said. “What was really odd was it was marked units and unmarked units.”
“I saw that kind of scraggly looking guy, cuffed,” Leyden told CNBC.