Senator Rand Paul [R – Ken] suffered facial injuries and had trouble breathing due to a rib injury from the assault by his neighbor
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was attacked Saturday by his neighbor, who allegedly entered his property and tackled him from behind, throwing him to the ground.
The senator and his attacker live in the same gated community in Bowling Green.
Paul, a U.S. senator and contender for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, suffered minor injuries and is “fine’’ .
A senior adviser for Rand Paul says the U.S. senator is recovering from five broken ribs following an assault at his home. Doug Stafford said it is unclear when Paul will return to work since he is in considerable pain and has difficulty getting around, including flying. Senator Paul Stafford said Sunday, had broken ribs that include three displaced fractures, which can lead to life-threatening injuries. The severe pain reportedly, can last for weeks or months.
Rene Boucher was arrested and charged after blindsiding Sen Rand Paul, causing the victim pain
It was not known if Rene Boucher’s beef with Paul was personal or political.
“Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim of an assault,’’ Cooper said. “The assailant was arrested.’’,” Stafford said in his statement Sunday.
The arrest warrant says Paul told police that the attack happened at around 3:21 p.m., when the 59-year-old anesthesiologist snuck up on the senator and jumped him. Rene Boucher allegedly, came onto Paul’s property and tackled him from behind, forcing him to the ground and causing pain.
According to the warrant for Boucher’s arrest, Paul had injuries to his face and had
Paul told the responding officers he suffered facial injuries and had trouble breathing due to a rib injury, the Bowling Green Daily News reported.
Boucher was busted on a charge of fourth-degree assault, with bail set at $7,500.
A senior adviser for Rand Paul says the U.S. senator is recovering from five broken ribs the broken ribs include three displaced fractures, which can lead to life-threatening injuries following an assault at his home.. The severe pain can last for weeks or months.
It is unclear when Paul will return to work since he is in considerable pain and has difficulty getting around, including flying. Stafford said Sunday that
Boucher, a pain specialist, developed and applied for a patent on a product called Therm-a-Vest, designed to relieve back pain, the newspaper said.
Paul is also a doctor, an ophthalmologist.