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Attorney says attack on Paul was not political

1 year 1 month 2 days ago Monday, November 06 2017 Nov 6, 2017 November 06, 2017 1:59 PM November 06, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky.-An attorney for the man accused of assaulting U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says the attack was not politically motivated but was a regrettable dispute he said most people would regard as trivial.

Matthew Baker sent a statement to The Associated Press on behalf of his client, 59-year-old anesthesiologist Rene Broucher. Police have charged Broucher with misdemeanor assault after he admitted to tackling Paul from behind. A senior adviser said Paul is recovering from five broken ribs.

Baker did not say what the dispute was about. He said the two men have been neighbors for 17 years and worked together when they were both practicing physicians. He said he hopes Paul is doing well and the two men can get back to being neighbors soon.

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