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A man is in jail after Senator Rand Paul was attacked at his home (AP Photo/Zach Gibson)
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. introduces Transportation Secretary-designate Elaine Chao at her confirmation hearing before Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Zach Gibson)

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.

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“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.

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