Rand Paul Assaulted at Home in Kentucky

Senator suffered minor injury, suspect arrested
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2017 4:06 PM CDT
Rene Boucher   (Warren County Regional Jail)
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(Newser) – Sen. Rand Paul suffered a minor injury Friday afternoon when he was assaulted at his Kentucky home, the Courier-Journal reports. A spokesperson for Paul says he was "blindsided" by the attacker just before 3:30pm. The nature of Paul's injury is unclear, but the spokesperson says he is "fine."

Police arrested 59-year-old Rene Boucher in connection with the attack. He was charged with fourth-degree assault, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail, the Bowling Green Daily News reports. Further charges are possible. CBS News notes it's unclear what connection, if any, there is between Paul and Boucher and whether the assault happened inside or outside Paul's home. An address on file with the county lists Boucher as living in a gated community just east of Paul's home in Bowling Green. (Read more Rand Paul stories.)

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