According to several news outlets, Kentucky State Police have arrested a man accused of assaulting Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) at his home in Bowling Green.
The suspect was identified as 59-year-old Rene Boucher of Bowling Green, according to a statement from police. The Warren County Attorney’s Office issued a warrant for Boucher’s arrest shortly after the assault on Friday.
“Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim of an assault,” the senator’s office said in a statement. “The assailant was arrested and it is now a matter for the police. Senator Paul is fine.”
Boucher has been charged with 4th-degree assault, causing a minor injury. Police are still investigating the assault, Kelsey Cooper, a spokeswoman for Paul confirmed on Saturday.