UPDATE: Senator Rand Paul tweets thanks for support after being assaulted at his Bowling Green home

Published: Nov. 4, 2017 at 2:26 PM CDT
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On Friday, the Kentucky State Police responded to Rand Paul's residence in Bowling Green at 3:21 p.m.

When they arrived, troopers say they discovered that Rene Boucher, 59, of Bowling Green, intentionally assaulted Sen. Rand Paul causing minor injury.

Troopers say Senator Paul was not transported to the hospital by ambulance.

Boucher was arrested and charged with one count of Assault 4th—minor injury, and taken to the Warren County Detention Center.

"Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim of an assault. The assailant was arrested and it is now a matter for the police," says Kelsey Cooper, State Communications Director for Office of U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY).

Warren County Regional Jail has the spelling listed as Rene Albert Bousher.

KSP says Boucher was an acquaintance.

"FBI is involved making sure it wasn't politically motivated," says Trooper Hodges, Public Affairs Officer, Kentucky State Police.

According to the Warren County Regional Jail website, Boucher has a court date set for Thursday, November 9.

According to the arrest warrant, Paul told troopers that his neighbor came onto his property and tackled him from behind, forcing him to the ground and causing pain.

The arrest warrant goes on to say that Paul had small cuts to his nose and mouth, and had a potential rib injury.

The jail website shows Boucher has been released from jail as of Saturday night.

In a phone interview with 13 News on Sunday night, Boucher's attorney, Matt Baker comment on the incident saying, "It was absolutely not planned out before-hand. I've seen a couple of media spots that would tend to suggest that it was politically motivated. That is absolutely and unequivocally untrue. It's just a very, very hugely regrettable incident that would not happen again in a million years."