A 31-year-old man from Texas was arrested Wednesday outside the United States vice president’s house in Northwest Washington after police said they got a tip that he had been “exhibiting concerning behavior,” a spokesman said.
Police said they found a firearm, ammunition, and an extended ammunition magazine in his vehicle, parked in a garage. The arrest occurred about 1 p.m. at Observatory Circle and Massachusetts Avenue NW.
The suspect was identified as Paul Murray of San Antonio. Police said he was charged with firearms offenses, including possessing an unlicensed gun and ammunition.
A police report said officers found an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and 113 bullets in his vehicle.
Murray was being held pending a possible court appearance on Thursday.
Dustin Sternbeck, a D.C. police spokesman, said that somebody in Murray’s home state contacted authorities who had been looking for the man. Further details were not available.