A Kentucky State Police news release reported that KSP troopers were called to the Paul residence at 3:21 p.m. Friday. According to a news release, Boucher was arrested by Trooper Bartley Weaver and charged with assaulting Paul, a Republican who has been Kentucky’s junior senator since 2011. The release also indicated that Paul sustained minor injuries.
“Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim of an assault,” said Kelsey Cooper, Paul’s Kentucky communications director. “The assailant was arrested and it is now a matter for the police. Senator Paul is fine.”