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KSP investigating after Sen. Rand Paul assaulted at Kentucky home

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Rene Boucher (Photo courtesy of Warren County Jail) Rene Boucher (Photo courtesy of Warren County Jail)
Senator Rand Paul Senator Rand Paul

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky State Police are investigating after Senator Rand Paul was allegedly assaulted at his Kentucky home. 

According to a news release, KSP Troopers responded to the senator's home in Warren County on Friday on a reported assault. Preliminary investigation showed 59-year-old Rene Boucher of Bowling Green had intentionally assaulted Sen. Paul, causing a minor injury. 

The extent of Paul's injury is unclear at this time but a statement sent by State Communications Director Kelsey Cooper said: 

"Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim of an assault.  The assailant was arrested and it is now a matter for the police."

Police said an arrest warrant was issued through the Warren County Attorney's Office for Boucher, who was arrested Friday night and charged with one count of assault resulting in minor injury.

He's being held at the Warren County Jail on a $7,500 bond. 

The investigation is ongoing. This story will be updated. 

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