Police Arrest Man After Threatening Rand Paul With Axe [VIDEO]

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 14: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) departs a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 14, 2018 in Washington, DC. During the press conference, Paul announced his opposition to the nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo as U.S. President Donald Trump's new Secretary of State, and also his opposition to Gina Haspel as the new Director of the CIA. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Molly Prince on July 2, 2018

The U.S. Capitol Police arrested a man on Monday after he threatened to kill Republican Sen. Rand Paul and his family.

The man, who has not yet been named, called in the threat to Paul’s office in Bowling Green, Kentucky, according to the Louisville Courier Journal.


Paul described the event saying that the man threatened to kill him and “chop up [his] family with an axe.”

The Kentucky senator thanked the Capitol Police. “Thank you to the US Capitol Police for their arrest of the man who recently threatened to kill my family and me,” he tweeted Monday.

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