Rand Paul assaulted in home, spokeswoman says Paul 'is fine'

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US Senator Rand Paul made a Wednesday afternoon stop at the UPS Flight Training Center for a roundtable discussion with local business leaders on October 11, 2017.

Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul is assaulted in his home Friday. "The assailant was arrested and it is now a matter for the police".

Paul suffered a minor injury from the assault. Stay with 8News online and on air for the latest updates.

A man who answered Boucher's phone on Sunday, when a Reuters reporter asked to speak with him, said: "I'm sorry".

According to the neighbor, Senator Paul and Boucher have had ongoing problems.

Sen. Rand Paul has spoken out about his assault at his home in Bowling Green, Kentucky, saying he and his wife are grateful for the support they've received in the wake of the incident. Bousher was charged with assault causing a minor injury and taken to the Warren County Detention Center.

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It was not clear what motivated the altercation and Paul did not go to the hospital, police said. "Thank you for your thoughts and prayers".

Boucher's purported Facebook page included links to articles and memes critical of President Donald Trump and a news article about a Montana Republican congressional candidate who attacked a reporter the day before winning his seat.

According to the Warren County Regional Jail's website, Boucher remained in jail as of Saturday afternoon with a bond of $5,000.

CNN was unable to reach a representative of Boucher on Saturday night.

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