Report: Sen. Rand Paul Assaulted In His Kentucky Home

Beth Baumann
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Posted: Nov 04, 2017 3:36 PM
Report: Sen. Rand Paul Assaulted In His Kentucky Home

On Friday afternoon, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) was assaulted in his Warren County home. 

According to WBKO-TV, Dr. Rene Bousher, 59, intentionally assaulted the senator, causing minor injuries.

Kentucky State Police arrested Bousher, charged him with one count of fourth degree assault - minor injury. He was then transported to the Warren County Detention Center.

According to Paul's staff, he was blindsided by the attack.

UPDATE: 3pm EST

Boucher is being held on a $5,000 bond, the Bowling Green Daily News reported.

The charges Boucher is facing are considered a Class A misdemeanor, which could land him in jail for one year.

UPDATE: 4:50pm EST

The suspect who assaulted Paul lives next door to the senator, WNKY-TV reported on Twitter.

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.