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U.S. Senator Rand Paul Reportedly Assaulted In Warren County Friday

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (LEX 18/WAVE 3) - The Warren County Sheriff's Office is investigating an assault reported at the home of U.S. Senator Rand Paul. 

The Bowling Green Daily News published a release from the Sheriff's Office, which says state troopers responded to the home just before 3:30p.m. on Friday for an assault.

Reportedly investigators determined that Rene Boucher had intentionally injured Paul.

WAVE 3 News has confirmed Boucher and Paul are neighbors.

A neighbor told Wave 3 News affiliate WNKY that Paul was mowing his lawn at the time of the assault.

According to the neighbor, Senator Paul and Boucher have had ongoing problems. Senator Paul and Boucher share a corner adjacent to their homes.

Senator Paul's communications director issued the following statement:

"Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim of an assault.  The assailant was arrested and it is now a matter for the police."

Boucher, 59, of Bowling Green was arrested by state troopers on one count of assault in the 4th degree - minor injury.

He was taken to the Warren County Detention Center, the investigation is ongoing.

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