Man arrested for assaulting US Senator Rand Paul

ANI | Updated: Nov 05, 2017 04:24 IST

Bowling Green (Kentucky) [United States], November 5 (ANI): A man has been arrested for assaulting and injuring U.S. Senator Rand Paul at his Kentucky home.

The state Police confirmed that they arrested 59-year-old Rene Boucher of Bowling Green, Kentucky, who "intentionally assaulted" Paul, CNN reported.

In a statement, Paul's office said, "Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim of an assault. The assailant was arrested and it is now a matter for the police. Senator Paul is fine."

As of Saturday afternoon (local time), he was being held in the Warren County Regional Jail on a $5,000 bond.

Boucher was charged with one count of fourth-degree assault.