Kentucky police arrest man for assaulting Senator Rand Paul at home

Trevor Jackson
November 6, 2017

Robert Porter, a friend of Paul's, said that the senator was mowing his lawn moments before the attack.

Boucher was arrested and charged with one count of 4th degree assault - minor injury.

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

A man was arrested and charged with assaulting and injuring Rand Paul, the Republican senator from Kentucky, at his home on Friday afternoon. Stay with 8News online and on air for the latest updates. He's being held on $5k bond at the Warren County Detention Center.

According to The Bowling Green Daily News, Boucher lives in the same gated community as Paul.

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According to the neighbor, Senator Paul and Boucher have had ongoing problems.

On Sunday, he made his first public comments since the incident, tweeting that his wife "Kelley and I appreciate the overwhelming support after Friday's unfortunate event".

Paul received a minor injury, police said. It's a cloth vest partially filled with rice and secured by Velcro straps that is created to relieve back pain by delivering heat directly to the areas of the back where most pain is felt.

WAVE 3 News was also able to confirm Boucher was a registered Democrat, but that registration in Rhode Island was canceled.

It was not clear what motivated the altercation and Paul did not go to the hospital, police said.

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