A man from Texas was arrested by the Washington DC Police on Wednesday, 17 March, for allegedly carrying arms in his vehicle outside Vice-President Kamala Harris’ official residence.
The accused was identified as Paul Murray, 31, a resident of San Antonio. According to the Secret Service, which is responsible for the security of the President and the Vice-President, the accused was detained by its uniformed officers on the street near a government complex.
According to CNN, the officers around 12:12 pm responded to an intelligence bulletin from Texas concerning a suspicious person around the 3400 Block of Massachusetts Avenue NW.
The accused has been charged for: carrying a dangerous weapon, carrying a rifle or shotgun outside a business, possession of unregistered ammunition, and possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device, reported CNN.
The US Secret Service informed that Uniformed Division officers had detained the man before the Metropolitan Police arrived on the scene.
According to a reporter at Fox News, Washington, Murray had been experiencing paranoid delusions that the military or government wanted to kill him and that he sent his mother a text message saying he was in Washington and was going to take care of his problem.