Sen. Rand Paul assaulted outside Kentucky home

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul suffered a minor injury Friday when he was “blindsided” and assaulted outside his home, police said.

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Rene Boucher, 59, was arrested and charged with assault in the attack, according to Kentucky State Police. 

"Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim of an assault," Kelsey Cooper, a spokesman for the Kentucky Republican, told the Bowling Green Daily News. "The assailant was arrested and it is now a matter for the police."

The details and circumstances for the assault were not released. Paul suffered minor injuries in the incident and is fine, Cooper said.

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Boucher is being held on $5,000 bail.

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