Cruz intern arrested on Capitol Hill for unregistered ammunition

An intern for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was arrested on Monday after US Capitol Police found shotgun shells in the...

Posted: Sep 14, 2018 10:50 AM
Updated: Sep 14, 2018 10:50 AM

An intern for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was arrested on Monday after US Capitol Police found shotgun shells in the back of his vehicle.

According to a statement from US Capitol Police provided to CNN, officers were called to a "dispute" between the intern and another individual in a vehicle near the US Capitol. Officers observed the unregistered ammunition in the back of the vehicle and arrested 20-year-old Scott M. Frantz around 3 p.m. ET, according to the report.

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He was charged with possession of unregistered ammunition, which violates the District of Columbia's strict rules regarding possessing firearms and ammunition.

CNN has been unable to contact Frantz for comment.

A law enforcement source told CNN that Frantz worked as an intern in the Republican senator's office. He was placed on leave from the senator's office following his arrest, according to a Cruz aide.

CNN asked Cruz for a comment on the arrest on Thursday, but he referred all matters to his press office.

A spokeswoman for Cruz, Maria Jeffrey, told CNN in an email: "Our office does not comment on pending law enforcement or personnel matters."

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