A staffer for Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was hospitalized with what police called “life-threatening injuries” after being stabbed in Washington, D.C., over the weekend.
“A member of my staff was brutally attacked in broad daylight in Washington, D.C.,” Paul said in a statement to ABC News on Monday. He said he and his wife were “praying for a speedy and complete recovery,” and thanked first responders, hospital staff, and police “for their diligent actions.”
Witnesses said the staffer, who has not been named, struggled with the suspect on Saturday before being knifed repeatedly. The victim was left “bleeding from the head,” reported The Hill. Police called the wounds “life-threatening.”
Metropolitan Police said Glynn Neal, 42, was arrested on Saturday and charged with assault with intent to kill. Neal appeared in court on Monday. He remains held without bond.
Paul himself suffered broken ribs and bruises to his lungs after a neighbor attacked him at his Bowling Green, Kentucky, home in 2017 amid a dispute over their yards.