A Texas man who took part in the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol was arrested outside the residence of Vice President Kamala Harris in Washington, D.C., local station fox5dc reported Wednesday.
The Secret Service reportedly arrested the man near the Naval Observatory, where Harris and her family will live. The vice presidential residence was under renovation, so it’s unclear if Harris has moved in yet. As noted by NBC 4 News reporter Scott MacFarlane, Mrs. Harris has been staying at Blaire House, across the street from the White House.
When police found the man’s car in a D.C. garage, it was loaded with weapons, including “a long gun, a large amount of ammunition and several gun clips with ammunition,” said MacFarlane.
In a statement, the U.S. Secret Service confirmed they arrested someone in the area but did not indicate if it was the same man or if the arrest was in Observatory Circle.
The gunman, identified as Paul Michael Murray, is a self-described Trump supporter who came to Washington from Texas with an AR-15 while experiencing paranoid delusions that the government was after him, Fox5News reported. His mother said that Murray claimed he was in DC to “take care of his problem.” While Mr. Murray may have paranoid delusions, the government was after him because of his participation in the Capitol attack.
UPDATE: New info from DC Police clarifies there was a region-wide lookout for this man. NOT a specific lookout from US Capitol Police https://t.co/uEHknfFAGv
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) March 17, 2021
— Andrew Leyden (@PenguinSix) March 17, 2021
This is a developing story and will be updated.