Sen. Rand Paul Was Assaulted At His Kentucky Home

Rene Bousher

Rene Bousher

A Bowling Green man was arrested for assaulting U.S. Sen.

Paul is a second term Senator who has served in the Senate since 2011.

Kentucky State Police said in a news release that Paul suffered a minor injury when 59-year-old Rene Boucher assaulted him at his Warren County home on Friday afternoon.

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The news release from Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green did not describe the circumstances surrounding the assault.

"The assailant was arrested, and it is now a matter for the police", said Kelsey Cooper, Paul's communications director in Kentucky. Rand Paul says he has received overwhelming support following an injury after an assault at his home. Stay with 8News online and on air for the latest updates. The senator did not see Boucher approach as the properties of Paul and Boucher are adjacent.

The investigation by Weaver is continuing, and no other details were immediately available. "Thank you for your thoughts and prayers", Paul said on Twitter on Sunday morning, referring to his wife. The newspaper also reports that he invented the Therm-a-Vest, a cloth vest partially filled with rice and secured by Velcro straps.

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Boucher is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist, according to the Bowling Green Daily News.

The threats turned to violence this summer when House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, was shot and almost killed by a gunman who showed up at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

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