A Bowling Green man was arrested for assaulting U.S. Sen.
Boucher, of Bowling Green, was charged with fourth-degree assault with a minor injury and was being held at Warren County jail on $5,000 bond.
"The assailant was arrested and it is now a matter for the police", Cooper's statement continued. She did not elaborate on the details of the assault or the extent of Paul's injuries, only saying that he was "fine". Stay with 8News online and on air for the latest updates.
WAVE 3 News has confirmed Boucher and Paul are neighbors.
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On Sunday, he made his first public comments since the incident, tweeting that his wife "Kelley and I appreciate the overwhelming support after Friday's unfortunate event".
On arrival, police determined that Rene Boucher had intentionally assaulted Senator Paul causing small cuts to the nose and mouth area. The suspect is a retired physician, the Bowling Green Daily News said. "Thank you for your thoughts and prayers". The newspaper also reports that he invented the Therm-a-Vest, a cloth vest partially filled with rice and secured by Velcro straps.
An investigation continues, police said. On his Facebook page, Boucher's previous posts have been politically charged, showing frustration with President Donald Trump. It was unclear if Boucher has an attorney, and he could not be reached for comment late on Saturday.