Kentucky Senator assaulted at home

06 November, 2017, 01:07 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
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Sen. Rand Paul was assaulted inside his home in Bowling Green, Kentucky, according to CNN.

A jail website shows that Boucher was booked Friday night just before 9 p.m.

US Senator Rand Paul has been assaulted at his home in Bowling Green, Kentucky, police and his office say, APA reports quoting BBC. Boucher, who lives in the same gated community as Paul, is now being held at Warren County jail on $5,000 bond, according to Kentucky State Police.

Kelsey Cooper, Senator Paul's communication director said in a statement: "Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim of a assault".

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Troopers say Bousher intentionally assaulted Paul causing a minor injury.

The Bowling Green Daily News reported that Boucher is a local anesthesiologist and pain specialist who developed a cloth vest product created to relieve back pain.

It's unclear whether the attack against Paul was politically motivated.

Police allege Boucher, 59, "admitted going onto Paul's property and tackling him", the warrant said.

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Paul posted on his Twitter account Sunday that he and his wife were grateful for the support "after Friday's unfortunate incident".

David Habich, a spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said the agency was aware of the incident concerning Senator Paul.

Robert Porter, a friend of Paul's, said that the senator was mowing his lawn moments before the attack.

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