Suspicious Package Delivered to Rand Paul’s Home

Senator Rand Paul condemned the package on Twitter, saying he took the “threats immensely seriously.”

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Suspicious package delivered to Rand Paul’s home is under investigation.

Senator Rand Paul, a Republican, in March. The F.B.I. and Capitol Police are investigating a suspicious package that was sent to his home in Bowling Green, Ky.Credit…Anna Moneymaker for The New York Times

May 24, 2021

The F.B.I and Capitol Police are investigating a package that was sent to Senator Rand Paul’s home in Bowling Green, Ky., on Monday.

According to Politico, which first reported the story, the large envelope contained white powder and is currently being investigated for harmful substances. The sender has not yet been identified.

“I take these threats immensely seriously,” Mr. Paul said in a statement on Twitter. “As a repeated target of violence, it is reprehensible that Twitter allows C-list celebrities to encourage violence against me and my family.”

I take these threats immensely seriously. As a repeated target of violence, it is reprehensible that Twitter allows C-list celebrities to encourage violence against me and my family. https://t.co/e1rQ6uwPdf

— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul)

May 24, 2021

The senator also called out a recent tweet from the pop singer-songwriter Richard Marx that referenced a 2017 incident in which Mr. Paul was attacked by his then-neighbor, Rene Boucher.

“I’ll say it again: If I ever meet Rand Paul’s neighbor I’m going to hug him and buy him as many drinks as he can consume,” Mr. Marx tweeted.

Mr. Paul suffered five broken ribs and bruises to his lungs following the altercation. Mr. Boucher has since pleaded guilty to assaulting a member of Congress.

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