Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) was assaulted at his private residence in Kentucky on Friday. Police arrested 59-year-old Rene Boucher, who they say caused minor injuries to the Republican senator.
“Senator Paul was blindsided, and the victim of an assault,” Kelsey Cooper, Paul’s communications director said in a statement. Cooper added, “The assailant was arrested, and it is now a matter for the police.”
The Bowling Green Daily News reports that an arrest warrant for Boucher was issued by the Warren County Attorney’s office. Boucher was later charged with fourth-degree assault.
Paul was assaulted on Friday afternoon, around 3:20 p.m.
Paul has served as the junior senator from Kentucky since 2011.