Sen. Rand Paul was assaulted in his Kentucky home and suffered a minor injury, police say

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  • Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky was assaulted and injured on Friday in his Bowling Green home, police said.
  • One man has been arrested and charged with assault.
  • Paul’s spokeswoman said Paul was “blindsided” by the assault, but is “fine.”

A man has been arrested and charged with assaulting and injuring Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.

Kentucky State Police said in a news release Saturday that Paul suffered a minor injury when 59-year-old Rene Boucher assaulted him at his Warren County home on Friday afternoon.

The release did not provide details of the assault or the nature of Paul’s injury. In a statement, Paul spokeswoman Kelsey Cooper said the Republican senator is “fine.” The statement said Paul was “blindsided” by the assault but she did not provide further details.

Police told local ABC affiliate WBKO that Boucher was an acquaintance of Paul, and that the FBI is now investigating the incident.

“FBI is involved making sure it wasn’t politically motivated,” Trooper Hodges, the public affairs officer for the Kentucky State Police, told the outlet.

Boucher, of Bowling Green, is charged with fourth-degree assault with a minor injury. He is being held at Warren County’s jail on $5,000 bond.

An automated phone system at the jail did not provide access to lawyer information for Boucher.

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