Kentucky Senator Rand Paul says a staff member was ‘brutally attacked’ and suffered ‘life-threatening’ injuries
Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s office confirmed Monday that a member of his team was “brutally attacked” on the streets of Washington, DC over the weekend.
“Last weekend, a member of my staff was brutally attacked in broad daylight in Washington, DC,” Paul said in a statement. “I ask that you join Kelley and I in praying for a speedy and full recovery, and thanking first responders, hospital staff and police for their diligent actions.”
“We are relieved to hear that the suspect has been arrested. At this time, we ask for confidentiality so that everyone can focus on healing and recovery,” he added.
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The Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department released a statement Monday afternoon announcing that it had arrested a suspect, Glynn Neal, 42, “in reference to an offense of assault with intent to kill (knife)” , and that the incident had occurred the 1,300 block of H Stree, NE, less than 1.5 miles from the United States Capitol. The injuries sustained by Senator Paul’s staff member are “fatal”, according to the police statement.
Senator Paul himself was attacked by a neighbor and seriously injured in 2017.
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