(The Hill) – Authorities said that a suspect is in custody after a member of Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) congressional staff was the target of an attack in Washington, D.C. over the weekend.
In a news release, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) said that an arrest has been made in relation to an incident that happen in the 1300 block of H Street, Northeast on Saturday.
Officers responded to a call of a stabbing at the listed location, arriving at the scene to locate a victim suffering stab wounds. The victim was then transported to a local medical facility to be treated for life-threatening injuries.
Authorities arrested Southeast D.C. native Glynn Neal, 42, on Monday and charged him with assault with the intent to kill (knife), according to the release.
In a statement, Paul confirmed that the victim of the stabbing incident was a member was his congressional staff.
“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,” Paul said in a statement on Monday.
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“We are relieved to hear the suspect has been arrested,” Paul added. “At this time we would ask for privacy so everyone can focus on healing and recovery.”