Sen. Paul asks for prayers and privacy after a staffer was 'brutally attacked' and stabbed multiple times in Washington D.C.

March 28, 2023
Ben Marquis

A staffer who works for Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was reportedly "brutally attacked" and stabbed multiple times in Washington D.C. on Saturday, according to the Conservative Brief.

Fortunately, the victimized staffer survived the assault with a deadly weapon and is reportedly recovering from multiple injuries.

Staffer assaulted, assailant arrested

Fox News reported that Sen. Paul said in a statement on Monday, "This past weekend a member of my staff was brutally attacked in broad daylight in Washington, D.C."

"I ask you to join Kelley and me in praying for a speedy and complete recovery, and thanking the first responders, hospital staff, and police for their diligent actions," the Kentucky senator added. "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."

As Paul mentioned, the Metropolitan Police Department released a statement of its own on Monday to announce that "an arrest has been made in reference to an Assault with Intent to Kill (Knife) offense that occurred on Saturday, March 25, 2023, in the 1300 block of H Street, Northeast."

"At approximately 5:17 pm, members of the First District were dispatched to the listed location for the report of a stabbing," the MPD statement continued. "Upon arrival, members located an adult male stabbing victim. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries."

The police added, "On Saturday, March 25, 2023, as a result of the detectives’ investigation, 42-year-old Glynn Neal, of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Kill (Knife)."

Staffer identified as member of senator's Homeland Security Committee team

The Washington Post reported that, after reviewing the senator's statement in conjunction with the police report and charging documents, it had determined that the staffer, who will remain unnamed for now, was identified as a member of Sen. Paul's team on the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

That individual was stabbed multiple times and suffered "life-threatening injuries" but was listed as "stable" and was awaiting surgeries to repair "a punctured lung and potential internal and brain bleeding."

The Post further noted that the staffer told the police in an interview from a hospital bed that he did not know the individual who had attacked him nor why he had been violently assaulted with a knife.

However, additional information would seem to suggest that the assailant has mental health issues, as the charging document revealed that Neal told police following his arrest that "a voice was telling him that someone was going to get him for all the things he done. So [Neal] was waiting right there to get the someone."

Sen. Paul no stranger to violent attacks

While there is as yet no indication that this violent attack was politically motivated, Sen. Paul is unfortunately all too familiar with such partisan assaults, as he himself has been victimized in that regard on multiple occasions in the past, according to Fox News.

In 2017, Paul was attacked by his leftist neighbor while doing yard work and ultimately suffered six broken ribs plus three displaced fractures that was further complicated by blood and fluid around his lungs and persistent pneumonia during his recovery.

Then, in 2020, following then-President Donald Trump's speech at the White House to accept the Republican presidential nomination, Paul and his wife were surrounded and threatened and nearly beaten by a mob of angry leftists protesting Trump and all who supported him, with at least one of the police officers helping to protect the senator suffering injuries in the melee.

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