Sen. Rand Paul assaulted at Kentucky home Friday
- Author: Tracy Klein Nov 06, 2017,
Nov 06, 2017, 1:10
People who know both men said they are well-known medical professionals in this southwestern Kentucky town. We did not find any posts mentioning Senator Paul.
Senator Rand Paul, R-Kty., suffered minor injuries following an incident at his home in Bowling Green on Friday.
Boucher was arrested and charged with one count of 4th degree assault - minor injury.
The Kentucky State Police confirmed that the FBI were involved in the investigation, but the ongoing probe will be led by the trooper who made the arrest.
Kentucky State Police responded to the residence of Senator Rand Paul in Warren County following a reported assault. Stay with 8News online and on air for the latest updates.
According to The Bowling Green Daily News, Boucher lives in the same gated community as Paul. "Thank you for your thoughts and prayers", Paul said on Twitter on Sunday morning, referring to his wife. The senator did not see Boucher approach as the properties of Paul and Boucher are adjacent.
Boucher is an anesthesiologist and the inventor of the Therm-a-Vest, a cloth vest partially filled with rice and secured with Velcro straps that is created to help with back pain.
Boucher admitted to tackling Paul, the criminal complaint says.
CNN was unable to reach a representative of Boucher on Saturday night.
In June, Paul was among several congress members practicing in Washington, D.C. for the annual congressional baseball game when a gunman opened fire, wounding Rep. Steve Scalise.