The United States Capitol Police arrested an unidentified man Monday after he threatened to murder Sen. Rand Paul and his family with an ax, reports the Courier Journal.
The man was taken into custody by law enforcement after threatening the GOP Senator and his entire family through violent phone calls placed to Paul’s Kentucky office.
“Capitol Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man who threatened to kill me and chop up my family with an axe,” Paul said. “It’s just horrendous that we have to deal with things like this.”
Thank you to the US Capitol Police for their arrest of the man who recently threatened to kill my family and me.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 2, 2018
“It’s been a year where we’re becoming more and more aware of these threats,” Paul said, referencing the attempted assassination of GOP Rep. Steve Scalise and a vicious attack from a nearby neighbor that broke several of the Senator’s ribs in an apparent land-dispute.
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