Published: Sun, November 05, 2017
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul assaulted in Bowling Green home

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul assaulted in Bowling Green home

In a statement, Paul spokeswoman Kelsey Cooper said the Republican senator is "fine".

A man has been arrested and charged with assaulting and injuring U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky.

Sen. Rand Paul was "blindsided" during an assault in his Bowling Green, Kentucky, home on Friday, his spokesman said Saturday.

Paul, an ophthalmologist, dropped out of the race for president in February 2016 and successfully ran for re-election as a senator.

Boucher, 59, of Bowling Green was charged with one count of fourth-degree assault. He's being held on $5,000 bond and there is no court date set. They determined Boucher had intentionally assaulted the junior senator, according to the release. Boucher could be in court as early as Monday if he doesn't post bail, otherwise, he will be in court on November 9, a Warren County correctional officer told ABC News.

The doctor is a registered Democrat and has frequently posted on his Facebook page about politically polarizing issues, writes Fox News.

The suspect was an acquaintance of the senator, WBKO reported, citing state police.

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