March 17, 2021

On Wednesday afternoon, a man was arrested outside of the Naval Observatory, which is the Vice President's residence in Washington, DC in a pretty secluded part of DC near Embassy Row. This is not a tourist destination, is not near the metro and is not a big spot for foot traffic. In fact, the only people you ever see outside are joggers or dog walkers that live or work in the neighborhood.

Scott MacFarlane of NBC tweeted about it shortly after it happened:

And this update:

NBC News reported that Paul Murray, 31, of San Antonio, Texas was arrested by the Secret Service near the Vice President's residence. Police searched his car, which was parked in a garage in downtown DC. Police reportedly found a rifle and ammunition in the parked car. Murray was stopped based on an "intelligence bulletin" from Texas.

NBC reports that Murray 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."

Is this another White man who was "having a bad day" or is this one of Donald Trump's "MAGA Patriots"?

Late breaking update:

This guy had the MAGA Patriot Starter Pack: An AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, 113 rounds of unregistered ammunition, and extra 30 round magazines.

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