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Senator Rand Paul Assaulted at His Home in Kentucky

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Senator Rand Paul suffered a minor injury after a man assaulted him on Friday at his home in Bowling Green, Ky., the police said. Credit Tom Brenner/The New York Times

Senator Rand Paul suffered a minor injury after a man assaulted him on Friday at the lawmaker’s home in Bowling Green, Ky., the police said.

The Kentucky State Police arrested Rene Boucher, 59, also of Bowling Green, after officers were called around 3:20 p.m. on Friday, the police said in a statement. Mr. Boucher was charged with fourth-degree assault, a misdemeanor, and was being held at the Warren County Regional Jail.

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Rene Boucher Credit Warren County Detention Center

The jail website listed a Rene A. Bousher, who was being held on $5,000 bond. Jail representatives were not immediately available to comment on Saturday.

Mr. Boucher is an acquaintance of the senator, a police spokesman, Master Trooper Jeremy Hodges, said on Saturday. He declined to comment on a motive for the attack.

A spokeswoman for Mr. Paul, a Republican, said the senator was “blindsided” but “fine,” according to CNN.

The injury did not require a trip to the hospital, Trooper Hodges said. Additional details on the nature of the assault were not immediately available.

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Wendy Pettit

Wendy Pettit is a writer for NYT and writes for other publications on her spare time. She lives in Chicago with her husband and her dog Zuko.

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