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.


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.