Rand Paul says his staffer was "brutally attacked in broad daylight" in D.C.

Sen. Rand Paul on Capitol Hill in February. Photo: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A staffer of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was "brutally attacked in broad daylight in Washington, D.C.," over the weekend, the senator said on Monday evening.

Details: A D.C. Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson confirmed in a statement to Axios that officers had arrested a suspect in connection with a stabbing that occurred less than 1.5 miles from the U.S. Capitol on Saturday evening.

  • Glynn Neal, 42, of Southeast, D.C., was charged with assault with intent to kill using a knife, according to an online MPD statement.

What they're saying: Paul in an emailed statement thanked police, first responders and hospital staff "for their diligent actions."

  • "At this time we would ask for privacy so everyone can focus on healing and recovery," Paul said.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with comments from the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department.

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