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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.
Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.