A staffer for Sen. Rand Paul was stabbed and critically injured in Washington, D.C., on Saturday and a suspect has since been arrested, in accordance with police and Paul’s workplace.
“This previous weekend a member of my employees was brutally attacked in broad daylight in Washington, D.C.,” Paul, R-Ky,. mentioned in an announcement to ABC Information on Monday. “I ask you to hitch [wife] Kelley and me in praying for a speedy and full restoration, and thanking the primary responders, hospital employees, and police for his or her diligent actions.”
Paul’s workplace has not publicly recognized the staffer.
In line with a police report obtained by ABC Information, officers first responded Saturday round 5:15 p.m. to a name a couple of stabbing on the 1300 block of H Road Northeast within the district.
The sufferer was handled on the scene for “stab wounds” and was seen by a witness “bleeding from the pinnacle,” the report states.
In line with one among two witnesses cited within the report, the suspect had “popped out of the nook” and stabbed the Paul staffer a number of instances as he and the witness have been strolling. The sufferer “was in a position to seize [the suspect’s] arms” and the witness with him tackled the suspect, “resulting in a battle between the events,” the report states. Then, the sufferer and the witness ran because the suspect fled.
The primary witness shouted to a different about what was taking place and that individual known as the authorities whereas they aided the sufferer, in accordance with the report.
On Monday, D.C. police mentioned that 42-year-old Glynn Neal, a D.C. resident, was arrested in a while Saturday and had been charged with assault with intent to kill, wielding a knife, in reference to the assault. Courtroom filings state that he has advised officers he heard a voice was going to get him earlier than the assault occurred.
Paul’s staffer was hospitalized “for therapy of life-threatening accidents,” police mentioned, however additional details about his situation was not accessible.
“We’re relieved to listen to the suspect has been arrested. At the moment we might ask for privateness so everybody can give attention to therapeutic and restoration,” Paul mentioned in his assertion.
Neal appeared in court docket on Monday and stays held with out bond.
A public defender representing him didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.