The suspect who blindsided Rand Paul in his home and assaulted him has been identified as 59-year-old Rene Boucher.
Kentucky State Police say Rene Boucher is accused of assaulting U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. pic.twitter.com/VFHBi78BuA
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I found Rene Boucher on FB. His bio says San Francisco; his posts, BG, Ky. He's a fan of Occupy Democrats, Impeach Trump, etc. pic.twitter.com/3jMo5DaZc9
— Dani the Girl (@NewYearsDani) November 4, 2017
As Reported in TheHill
Kentucky State Police have arrested a man accused of assaulting Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) at his home in Bowling Green, the senator’s office confirmed on Saturday.
“Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim of an assault,” Kelsey Cooper, a spokeswoman for Paul, said in a statement. “The assailant was arrested and it is now a matter for the police. Senator Paul is fine.”
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.
Police are investigating the assault, according to the statement. Boucher has been charged with 4th degree assault, causing a minor injury.