Man arrested for assaulting US Senator Rand Paul

Saul Bowman
November 5, 2017

Rand Paul of Kentucky, authorities said Saturday. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

A man was arrested and charged with assaulting and injuring Rand Paul, the Republican senator from Kentucky, at his home on Friday afternoon.

His communications director released a statement, saying the senator was "blind-sided" by his attacker.

The Republican senator was allegedly attacked by Renee Boucher, a neighbor who has subsequently been charged with 4th degree assault - minor injury, as reported by Fox News. The perpetrator, reportedly Paul's neighbor and a registered Democrat, has been arrested. "Senator Paul is fine". Senator Paul and Boucher share a corner adjacent to their homes.

"The assailant was arrested and it is now a matter for the police", Cooper's statement continued. That is a misdemeanor.

Rene Boucher, 59, is in the Warren County Regional Jail in lieu of a $5,000 bond, according to online jail records available Saturday afternoon.

It is not known why Boucher was in his home at the time. The investigation is still ongoing, police spokesman Jeremy Hodges told CNN.

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