The office of Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul confirmed Monday that a member of his staff was “brutally attacked” on the streets of Washington, D.C over the weekend.
“This past weekend a member of my staff was brutally attacked in broad daylight in Washington, D.C.,” Paul said in a statement. “I ask you to join Kelley and me in praying for a speedy and complete recovery, and thanking the first responders, hospital staff, and police for their diligent actions.”
“We are relieved to hear the suspect has been arrested. At this time we would ask for privacy so 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 it had arrested a suspect, 42-year-old Glynn Neal, “in reference to an Assault with Intent to Kill (Knife) offense,” and that the incident occurred on the 1300 block of H Stree, NE, less than 1.5 miles from the U.S. Capitol. The injuries Sen. Paul’s staff member sustained are “life-threatening,” according to the police statement.
Sen. Paul himself was attacked by a neighbor and sustained serious injuries in 2017.
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