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Politics Rand Paul assaulted at Kentucky home: police

23:13  04 november  2017
23:13  04 november  2017 Source:   thehill.com

Rand Paul Doing ‘Fine’ After Being Assaulted at Kentucky Home

  Rand Paul Doing ‘Fine’ After Being Assaulted at Kentucky Home Sen. Rand Paul ‘is fine’ after facing a surprise attack at his home in Bowling Green. Kentucky, on Friday. “Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim of an assault. “Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim of an assault. The assailant was arrested and it is now a matter for the police,” a spokeswoman for the Kentucky Republican told Roll Call. “Senator Paul is fine.

Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is recovering after being assaulted at his Kentucky home Friday, joining a growing list of lawmakers who have been injured or threatened with violence this year. Upon arrival, troops determined that Boucher "had intentionally assaulted Paul , causing a minor injury," state police said.

According to several reports Senator Rand Paul was attacked Friday at his home in Kentucky . Previously Senator Paul and a dozen congressional republicans survived an assassination attempt at their congressional baseball practice; the latest assault happened at his home .

Rand Paul assaulted at Kentucky home: police © Provided by The Hill Rand Paul assaulted at Kentucky home: police Kentucky State Police have arrested a man accused of assaulting Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) at his home in Bowling Green, the senator's office confirmed on Saturday.

"Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim of an assault," Kelsey Cooper, a spokeswoman for Paul, said in a statement. "The assailant was arrested and it is now a matter for the police. Senator Paul is fine."

The suspect was identified as 59-year-old Rene Boucher of Bowling Green, according to a statement from police. The Warren County Attorney's Office issued a warrant for Boucher's arrest shortly after the assault on Friday.

Police are investigating the assault, according to the statement. Boucher has been charged with 4th degree assault, causing a minor injury.


Sen. Rand Paul sees "no justification" for attack .
A violent scuffle occurred on November 3 at Paul's Bowling Green, Kentucky, home while he was doing yard work. The neighbor, Rene Boucher, allegedly tackled the senator from behind. Boucher's attorney told CBS News that the attack was not politically motivated, but rather "a very regrettable dispute between two neighbors over a matter that most people would regard as trivial."Paul told The Washington Examiner that he had not spoken to Boucher for a decade before the attack and that he could not conceive of a motive, but that "there is going to be a criminal prosecution.

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