Sen. Rand Paul(R-KY) said a member of his staff was “brutally attacked in broad daylight” in Washington D.C. over the weekend.
“This past weekend a member of my staff was brutally attacked in broad daylight in Washington DC,” Paul said on Monday. “I ask you to join [my wife] 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,” Paul added.
The police report identified the victim as Phillip Todd a staffer on the Homeland Security Committee where Paul is the ranking member.
The D.C. Metropolitan Police said in a statement that officers were dispatched to the scene on Saturday, less than 1.5 miles from the U.S. Capitol, where they found an adult male stabbing victim. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of “life-threatening injuries,” MPD said.
Officers arrested Glynn Neal, 42, in connection with the incident and charged him with assault with intent to kill.
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