BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - U.S. Senator Rand Paul was reportedly assaulted in his home in Bowling Green, Kentucky, according to the Kentucky State Police.
State troopers responded to a call at Paul’s home just before 3:30 p.m. Friday.
Police arrested 59-year-old Rene Albert Boucher, who they alleged "intentionally assaulted" Paul, which caused him to receive a “minor injury."
Boucher, of Bowling Green, was charged with one count of fourth-degree assault.
As of Saturday afternoon, Boucher was being held in the Warren County Regional Jail on a $5,000 bond.
Rene Albert Boucher, age 59
The reason for the alleged assault had not been released. The investigation remained ongoing.
Kelsey Cooper, Paul's Kentucky communications director, released the following statement:
"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."