Video: San Antonio man arrested near home of Vice President Kamala Harris

Police found rifle, ammunition in Paul Murray’s car, according to report

Footage of a San Antonio man being taken into custody near Vice President Kamala Harris' home in Washington DC was obtained by KSAT 12 News.
Footage of a San Antonio man being taken into custody near Vice President Kamala Harris' home in Washington DC was obtained by KSAT 12 News.

A San Antonio man who reportedly had a rifle and ammunition in his car was arrested Wednesday near the home of Vice President Kamala Harris, according to a CNBC report.

The report states Secret Service officers stopped Paul Murray, 31, shortly after noon outside the Naval Observatory, where the vice president’s home is located. Police searched his car, parked in a Washington DC garage, and found a firearm along with ammunition.

Authorities arrested Murray on suspicion of 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.

Murray was already on the police’s radar, according to the report, as he was the subject of an intelligence bulletin that came from Texas.

Criminal intelligence bulletin on Paul Murray, a San Antonio man arrested near the residence of Vice President Kamala Harris. (KSAT)

Murray most recently lived in Bryan Texas, according to the bulletin obtained by KSAT 12 News on Wednesday night.

In early March, Murray had two encounters with law enforcement officers, according to the College Station Police Department bulletin.

On March 1, Murray came to the police lobby to complain that he was not getting support from Veterans Affairs or local police. He also told officers he was no longer taking his prescribed medicine.

Two days later, Brazos County sheriff’s deputies conducted a welfare check, where Murray said he didn’t want to hurt himself but would hurt someone else “if it was justified.” Murray also mentioned owning a rifle, according to the bulletin.

Driver’s license info shows that Murray previously lived in the Northwest Side of San Antonio.

Harris does not currently live in the residence at the Naval Observatory because the home is undergoing renovations. She is living at Blair House near the White House, according to the report.


About the Author:

Fares Sabawi has been a journalist in San Antonio for four years. He has covered several topics, but specializes in crime, courts, open records and data visualization.