Arrest made in Senator Rand Paul's assault at his Kentucky home

KSP: Sen. Rand Paul victim of assault

The Republican lawmaker, 54, had injuries to the face and trouble breathing because of a rib injury, the newspaper said.

Troopers determined that Rene A. Boucher, 59, had "intentionally assaulted Paul causing a minor injury", the news release said. He was being held Saturday afternoon at the Warren County Regional Jail in lieu of a $5,000 bond. A state police spokesperson would not confirm those details Saturday.

The motivation for the attack is not clear at this time.

Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Sunday was recovering from injuries suffered in an alleged assault and it was unclear when he would be returning to Washington.

Voter records from March 2017 show Rene Boucher registered as a Democrat.

Sen. Rand Paul was assaulted inside his home in Bowling Green, Kentucky, according to CNN.

An investigation continues, police said.

"Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim of an assault", Kelsey Cooper, a spokeswoman for Paul, said in a statement.

According to an arrest citation, Senator Paul told police that his neighbor came onto his property and tackled him from behind. She did not elaborate on the details of the assault or the extent of Paul's injuries, only saying that he was "fine".

KSP spokesman Jeremiah Hodges said the FBI was on scene to investigate whether the assault was politically motivated but was unable to elaborate on the status of that investigation.

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