A Washington Metropolitan Police spokesman said officers responded “at approximately 12:12 p.m., at Block 3400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, in reference to a suspicious person based on an intelligence bulletin originating from Texas, who was detained by the U.S. Secret Service. “Law enforcement contacted the man after a newsletter had been issued across the region for the suspect.
DC police said officers arrested and charged 31-year-old Paul Murray of San Antonio and recovered a rifle and ammunition from his vehicle.
A police report obtained by CNN shows that officers alleged that Murray had an “AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, 113 unregistered ammunition and five magazines of 30.”
According to police, he has been charged with several offenses: 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.
The U.S. Secret Service told CNN in a statement that officers from the Uniformed Division arrested the man before Metropolitan Police arrived on the scene.
A secret service official says none of the agency’s protégés were at the residence at the time of the incident.