Senator Rand Paul was assaulted at his Bowling Green, Ky., home, according to a statement from the Kentucky State Police.
“On Friday, November 3, 2017 at 3:21 p.m., KSP Troopers responded to the residence of Rand Paul in Warren County, in reference to a report of an assault,” Kentucky State Police said in a news release. “Upon their arrival, it was determined that Rene Boucher had intentionally assaulted Paul causing a minor injury.”
“Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim of an assault. The assailant was arrested and it is now a matter for the police. Senator Paul is fine,” Kelsey Cooper, a spokesperson for Paul, said.
Boucher is also from Bowling Green. It is unclear what relationship if any, he had with the senator, where the assault took place — whether it was inside or outside of Paul’s home — or the extent of Paul’s injuries.
Senator Paul was present at the Congressional Baseball Practice where James Hodgkinson fired at least 70 shots at Republican congressmen, wounding Rep. Steve Scalise and two others.