Sen. Rand Paul ‘blindsided’ by alleged assault at his Kentucky home


Posted on: November 4th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

ABC News(BOWLING GREEN, Ky.) — A Kentucky man was arrested after allegedly attacking Sen. Rand Paul at his Bowling Green, Kentucky, home, authorities said.

The Republican senator’s spokeswoman said Paul sustained a minor injury when he was “blindsided” at around 3:30 p.m. on Friday.

“Sen. Paul was blindsided and the victim of an assault,” according to the statement, adding that the 54-year-old politician suffered minored injuries and “is fine.”

Rene Boucher, 59, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault, according to a statement from Kentucky State Police.

He was held at Warren County Detention Center on a $5,000 cash bond, the state police said. Information on whether Boucher had a lawyer was not immediately available. Boucher could be in court as early as Monday if he doesn’t post bail, otherwise, he will be in court on Nov. 9, a Warren County correctional officer told ABC News.

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