Rand Paul assaulted by neighbor

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A Bowling Green man was arrested for assaulting U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) at his home in Bowling Green, the senator's office confirmed on Saturday.

Paul suffered minor injuries, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green, which did not describe the circumstances surrounding the incident.

In a statement, Paul spokeswoman Kelsey Cooper said the Republican senator is 'fine'.

The release did not provide details of the assault or the nature of Paul's injury. Stay with 8News online and on air for the latest updates.

The warrant, which was obtained by CNN affiliate WBKO in Bowling Green, said Paul had injuries to his face, including small cuts to the nose and mouth area, and had trouble breathing due to a potential rib injury. He's being held on $5k bond at the Warren County Detention Center.

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He's also a registered Democrat. Boucher was charged with assault causing a minor injury.

According to the neighbor, Senator Paul and Boucher have had ongoing problems.

"We are working with our state and local partners to determine if there was a violation of federal law, " FBI spokesman David Habich told USA Today.

Boucher admitted to tackling Paul, the criminal complaint says. "Thank you for your thoughts and prayers", Paul said on Twitter on Sunday morning, referring to his wife.

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