Authorities: Sen. Paul suffers small injury in assault at home

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Steve Marcus Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Republican politician candidate for president, reacts to a question throughout a conference of the Economic Club of Las Vegas on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, at Caesars Palace.

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017|3:44 p.m.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.– A man has actually been arrested and charged with attacking and injuring U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, authorities stated Saturday.

Kentucky State Authorities said in a press release that Paul suffered a small injury when 59-year-old Rene Boucher attacked him at his Warren County home on Friday afternoon.

The release did not provide details of the assault or the nature of Paul’s injury. In a declaration, Paul spokeswoman Kelsey Cooper stated the Republican senator is “great.” The statement said Paul was “blindsided” by the attack but she did not supply more details.

Boucher, of Bowling Green, is accuseded of fourth-degree attack with a minor injury, a misdemeanor. He is being held at Warren County’s prison on $5,000 bond. An automated phone system at the prison did not supply access to lawyer details for Boucher.

Kentucky State Cops Master Trooper Jeremy Hodges said he might not launch details of the attack due to the fact that of security issues. Hodges did say that Boucher is an acquaintance of Paul, an eye doctor who was chosen to the Senate in 2010. It was not immediately clear how they understood each other.

Hodges stated Boucher would have dealt with more major charges if had he used a weapon or if Paul had been injured seriously.

“If he was using any type of a dangerous instrument, then it would have been a felony charge,” Hodges stated by telephone Saturday.

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