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GOP Sen. Rand Paul is ‘fine’ after allegedly being assaulted at home

His spokesperson said Paul was blindsided.


Josh Katzowitz


Posted on Nov 4, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 12:11 pm CDT

Sen. Rand Paul was allegedly assaulted at his home in Bowling Green, Kentucky on Friday but police say he only suffered minor injuries.

“Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim of an assault,” a spokeswoman for Paul said in a statement, via the Hill. “The assailant was arrested and it is now a matter for the police. Senator Paul is fine.”

Kentucky State Police arrested 59-year-old Rene Boucher and charged him with 4th-degree assault. Boucher, who police say is an acquaintance of Paul, is currently being held on a $5,000 bond.

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*First Published: Nov 4, 2017, 4:09 pm CDT