Sen. Rand Paul Assaulted Inside His Kentucky Home, Suspect Arrested

KSP: Sen. Rand Paul victim of assault

KSP: Sen. Rand Paul victim of assault

Kentucky State Police are investigating an alleged assault on Sen.

"Had the [Capitol police] not been there, it would have been a massacre", Rand Paul said of the Congressional baseball shooting.

Rene Boucher was booked into Warren County Regional Jail on fourth-degree assault charges, according to booking records.

In a statement, Paul's office said, "Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim of an assault". Stay with 8News online and on air for the latest updates.

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WAVE 3 News has confirmed Boucher and Paul are neighbors.

Rand Paul was attacked at his Bowling Green home on Friday evening, as indicated by neighborhood news reports. An address on file with the county lists Boucher as living in a gated community just east of Paul's home in Bowling Green.

Paul, an ophthalmologist, dropped out of the race for president in February 2016 and successfully ran for re-election as a senator. That is a misdemeanor. He was being held in custody in lieu of a $5,000 bond as of Saturday afternoon, according to the jail's website.

Paul, an ophthalmologist, was first elected to the Senate in 2010. The investigation is still ongoing, police spokesman Jeremy Hodges told CNN.

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