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U.S. Senator Rand Paul assaulted at his home in Kentucky

November 4, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
U.S. Senator Rand Paul assaulted at his home in Kentucky

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Authorities have arrested a man for assaulting U.S. Senator Rand Paul at his home in Kentucky.

In a statement, Kentucky State Police said the suspect, identified as 59-year-old Bowling Green resident Rene Boucher, was charged with fourth-degree assault in connection with the incident.

According to the Bowling Green Daily News, Kentucky’s sitting junior U.S. Senator suffered minor injuries during the assault.

Multiple reports indicate Kentucky State troopers responded to calls of a disturbance at the home of Rand Paul in Warren County around 3:30 p.m. on Friday.

Rene Boucher (right) was charged with assaulting Sen. Rand Paul (left) HANDOUT/REUTERS

“Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim of an assault.The assailant was arrested and it is now a matter for the police. Senator Paul is fine,” Kelsey Cooper, Paul’s Kentucky Communications Director said in a released statement.

Cooper refused to further elaborate on the extent of Paul’s injuries.

Police didn’t list a motive for the assault or why Boucher was in his home.

However, it is believed that Boucher is an acquaintance of the Senator.

Boucher is currently being held at Warren County’s jail on $5,000 bond. If convicted he faces up to one year in prison.

However, Warren County Attorney Amy Milliken said charges could be upgraded against Boucher depending on the extent of Rand Paul’s injuries.

Jail records don’t indicate whether Boucher has retained an attorney and no further information has been made available.

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