Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) was assaulted at his Bowling Green home on Friday afternoon, say local police. The suspect, Rene A. Boucher, is currently in police custody after “causing a minor injury,” to the Republican lawmaker.
Glasgow Daily Times reports:
A Bowling Green man was arrested for assaulting U.S. Sen. Rand Paul at his residence Friday afternoon, causing minor injury, according to a Kentucky State Police news release issued Saturday afternoon.
KSP troopers responded to Paul’s home in Warren County at about 3:21 p.m. Friday in reference to a report of an assault, according to the news release.
Troopers determined that Rene A. Boucher, 59, had “intentionally assaulted Paul causing a minor injury”, the news release said.
Boucher was charged with one count of fourth degree assault with minor injury, and was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.
In a statement released after the incident, the Kentucky lawmaker’s spokesperson Kelsey Cooper said “Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim of an assault. The assailant was arrested and it is now a matter for the police.
Below is a photo of the suspect’s mug shot.
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