Rand Paul assaulted in Bowling Green

Posted November 06, 2017

State troopers responded to a call to the senator's residence at 3:21 p.m. Friday.

Senator Rand Paul was assaulted at his home on Friday afternoon, according to a release from Kentucky State Police.

Boucher was booked into the Warren County Regional Jail.

Kentucky State Police says the Federal Bureau of Investigation is now investigating to see if the assault was politically motivated.

Paul's office said in a statement the former Republican presidential candidate "was blindsided and the victim of an assault". Rand Paul says he has received overwhelming support following an injury after an assault at his home. "Thank you for your thoughts and prayers", Paul said on Twitter on Sunday morning, referring to his wife. Hodges did say that Boucher is an acquaintance of Paul, an ophthalmologist who was elected to the Senate in 2010.

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The release did not provide details of the assault or the nature of Paul's injury.

Rene Albert Boucher, 59, has been charged with fourth-degree assault with a minor injury, a misdemeanor, according to arrest records.

US Senator Rand Paul made a Wednesday afternoon stop at the UPS Flight Training Center for a roundtable discussion with local business leaders on October 11, 2017.

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

CNN was unable to reach a representative of Boucher on Saturday night.