Kentucky Man Charged in Attack on US Senator Paul

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According to the Bowling Green Daily News, Paul suffered minor injury following the assault, but circumstances surrounding the incident and his injuries are now unknown. Paul endured minor wounds in the assault, points of interest of which are as yet obscure.

A Bowling Green man was arrested Friday and charged with fourth-degree assault following an incident at the Bowling Green home of U.S. Sen. Local newspaper, The Bowling Green Daily News reports that Warren County Attorney Amy Milliken said Boucher could face extra charges.

H/T: Read the full Washington Post article.

Kentucky State Police say they were called to Senator Rand's house in Bowling Green, just before 3:30pm on Friday.

The suspect "intentionally assaulted Paul causing a minor injury", the news release said.

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Police have not provided details of the assault, citing security reasons, only saying that Boucher was an acquaintance of Paul.

He was held on a $5,000 bond.

An ophthalmologist, he represents Kentucky in the US Senate and is the son of former Congressman Ron Paul, who ran for president several times.

Kentucky State Police have arrested Rene Bousher of Bowling Green with one count of assault. Given this information - and the fact his victim is a sitting GOP senator - police are investigating this incident to see whether or it was a politically motivated attack, similar to the shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise over the summer.