A spokesman for Congressman Rand Paul says the Senator is at home recovering from five broken ribs following an attack at his home.
According to the spokesman, the broken ribs include three displaced fractures, which can sometimes lead to life-threatening injuries. The pain associated with these injuries can last from weeks to months.
“Senator Paul has five rib fractures including three displaced fractures,” said his chief political strategist, Doug Stafford, said in a statement Sunday. “This type of injury is caused by high-velocity severe force. It is not clear exactly how soon he will return to work, as the pain is considerable as is the difficulty in getting around, including flying.”
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Local police arrested Paul’s neighbor, Rene Boucher, in conjunction with the attack. He is 59 years old. Boucher was charged with misdemeanor fourth-degree assault. Officials have yet to release a motive.
According to Warren County property records, Boucher lives next door to the Paul family.
The attacker was released from jail on Saturday and is not responding to media inquiries.
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