Police in Washington DC have arrested an armed man outside Vice President Kamala Harris’ mansion, sparking a security scare.
A man in possession of a long gun and high-capacity ammunition magazines has been arrested outside Vice President Kamala Harris’ mansion in Washington DC.
Authorities confirmed the security scare, which took place on Wednesday afternoon local time.
Police in the US state of Texas tipped off officials authorities that a suspicious person was at the Naval Observatory mansion, which is the official residence of the VP.
Just before 12.15pm (3.15am AEDT), the US Secret Service detained 31-year-old Paul Murray, of San Antonio, Texas, outside the property.
The Metropolitan Police Department arrested Murray and found a rifle and ammo in his vehicle, police said.
He was charged with carrying a dangerous weapon, carrying a rifle or shotgun outside of a business, possession of unregistered ammunition, and possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device, police said.
Police did not say what he had planned.
The US Capitol Police confirmed an alert for the unnamed person as a suspect went out to various agencies in the DC area on Wednesday afternoon but did not provide details as to the intelligence provided to the agencies.
This article originally appeared on the New York Post and was reproduced with permission