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

His spokesperson said Paul was blindsided.


Josh Katzowitz


Published Nov 4, 2017   Updated 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.

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“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.”

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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