Rand Paul says he has received ‘overwhelming support’ following an injury after his neighbor allegedly attacked him while he was mowing the lawn of his Kentucky home.
The senator posted on his Twitter account Sunday that he and his wife were grateful for the support.
‘Kelley and I appreciate the overwhelming support after Friday’s unfortunate event. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.’ he tweeted.
Kentucky State Police said in a news release Saturday that Paul suffered a minor injuries when 59-year-old Rene Boucher assaulted him at his Warren County home in a gated community on Friday afternoon.
The release did not provide details of the assault or the nature of Paul’s injury. In a statement, Paul spokeswoman Kelsey Cooper said the Republican senator is ‘fine.’
The statement said Paul was ‘blindsided’ by the assault but she did not provide further details.
Neighbors told local TV station WAVE that the pair share a corner adjacent to their homes and have been in the midst of a feud.
Boucher allegedly ran onto Paul’s property and tackled him from behind.