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Posted: November 04, 2017

Sen. Rand Paul assaulted outside Kentucky home

File photo.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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By Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


U.S. Sen. Rand Paul suffered a minor injury Friday when he was “blindsided” and assaulted outside his home, police said.

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Rene Boucher, 59, was arrested and charged with assault in the attack, according to Kentucky State Police. 

"Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim of an assault," Kelsey Cooper, a spokesman for the Kentucky Republican, told the Bowling Green Daily News. "The assailant was arrested and it is now a matter for the police."

The details and circumstances for the assault were not released. Paul suffered minor injuries in the incident and is fine, Cooper said.

Boucher is being held on $5,000 bail.

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