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Sen. Rand Paul had trouble breathing after assault; FBI involved in probe

Sen. Rand Paul had trouble breathing after assault; FBI involved in probe

In June, when Sen. Rand Paul was with congressional colleagues near Washington, practicing his baseball swing, he escaped injury when a gunman opened fire. On Friday, when Paul was mowing the lawn of his Bowling Green home, he wasn’t as lucky, sustaining five broken ribs and small cuts to the nose and mouth when a man tackled him.

The attack also left him with labored breathing, according to NBC News, citing the criminal complaint filed after the incident.

Doug Stafford, a senior advisor to Paul, told the Associated Press on Sunday that Paul was in considerable pain and has difficulty getting around, including flying. Stafford said Paul has five broken ribs, including three...

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