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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul was badaulted at his residence in Kentucky. Veuer’s Zachary Devita has that story.
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. —  A physician and neighbor of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has been accused of badaulting the politician and breaking 5 of his ribs.

Kelsey Cooper, a spokeswoman for the senator, confirmed the harm on Sunday night.

Rene Boucher, 59, of Bowling Green was arrested Friday night charged with misdemeanor fourth-degree badault. He was launched from the Warren County Detention Center Saturday after posting $7,500 bond, in response to Kentucky State Police and the Associated Press.

An arrest warrant detailing the accidents was not instantly accessible Sunday, although Kentucky State Police mentioned the accidents had been minor. Boucher didn’t return a telephone name from AP in search of remark. It is unclear if he has an legal professional. 

Paul posted on his Twitter account Sunday that he and his spouse had been grateful for the help “after Friday’s unfortunate incident.” 

Boucher lives on Rivergreen Lane, inside a gated group in Bowling Green, in response to the Warren County property valuation administrator’s web site. The Washington Post reported that Paul lived in the identical neighborhood. 

The 59-year-old can be a working towards anesthesiologist and an inventor who created a tool known as the “Therm-a-Vest” to alleviate again ache, in response to a 2005 article within the Bowling Green Daily News. He bought and appeared alongside his invention on QVC, the house purchasing channel.

Voter data from March 2017 present Rene Boucher registered as a Democrat.

A spokeswoman for Paul’s workplace mentioned in an e-mail Saturday that the senator was “blindsided.”

“Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim of an badault,” it said. “The badailant was arrested and it is now a matter for the police. Senator Paul is fine.”

KSP spokesman Jeremiah Hodges mentioned the FBI was on scene to research whether or not the badault was politically motivated however was unable to elaborate on the standing of that investigation.

David Habich, a spokesman for the FBI, mentioned the company was conscious of the incident regarding Senator Paul. 

“We are working with our state and local partners to determine if there was a violation of federal law,” Habich mentioned. 

Contributing: Darcy Costello. Follow Thomas Novelly on Twitter: @TomNovelly 

 

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