Sen. Rand Paul Assaulted at his Kentucky Home

On Saturday, The Hill reported that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky) was assaulted at his home on Friday.

Update: Suspect Rene Boucher is a former Anesthesiologist, Pain Management Specialist and a U.S. Army veteran from 1985 to 1993. Boucher is also a registered Democrat.

The Hill reported:

Kentucky State Police have arrested a person accused of assaulting Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) at his home in Kentucky, 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, Kent., according to a statement from Kentucky State Police reported by the Bowling Green Daily News.

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

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Bowling Green Daily News added that the KSP news release said troopers were called to the Paul residence at 3:21 p.m. Friday. According to the release, Boucher was arrested by Trooper Bartley Weaver and charged with assaulting Paul, a Republican who has been Kentucky’s junior senator since 2011.

An arrest warrant for Boucher was issued through the Warren County Attorney’s office. The charge of fourth-degree assault is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to 12 months in jail. Warren County Attorney Amy Milliken said further charges could be brought, based on the extent of Paul’s injuries.

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