Cruz intern arrested near Capitol for unregistered ammunition

Cruz intern arrested near Capitol for unregistered ammunition
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U.S. Capitol Police told CNN in a statement that officers responded to a “dispute” between the intern, Scott Frantz, and another individual in Franz’s car near the Capitol.

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Police found shotgun shells in the back of Frantz’s vehicle and arrested him, according to the report reviewed by CNN.

The 20-year-old was charged with possession of unregistered ammunition, a violation of D.C. firearm and ammunition possession restrictions.

An aide for Cruz told CNN that Frantz has been placed on leave. A spokeswoman for the senator said the office does not comment on “pending law enforcement or personnel matters."

The Hill has reached out to Cruz’s office for comment.