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Rand Paul says he suffered 6 broken ribs in bizarre attack

In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Paul says he ended up with six broken ribs after a bizarre attack by his neighbor last week while he was mowing his lawn. Paul writes on Twitter on Nov. 8: “I appreciate all of the support from everyone. A medical update: final report indicates six broken ribs & new X-ray shows a pleural effusion.”(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
November 08, 2017 - 1:19 PM

WASHINGTON - Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he ended up with six broken ribs after a bizarre attack by his neighbour last week while he was mowing his lawn.

Paul writes on Twitter Wednesday: "I appreciate all of the support from everyone. A medical update: final report indicates six broken ribs & new X-ray shows a pleural effusion."

A pleural effusion is excess fluid around the lungs.

It remains uncertain when Paul will return to the Senate. His longtime neighbour, 59-year-old Rene Boucher, was charged with misdemeanour fourth-degree assault.

Both men are doctors and prominent members of their community in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where rumours have swirled that the attack stemmed from a festering neighbourhood dispute about lawn debris.

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