The parents of Phillip Todd, a staffer at Senator Rand Paul’s office who was indiscriminately and brutally assaulted in Washington, DC last weekend, said their son is in stable condition following trauma surgery.
“As parents of Phillip Todd, we would like to provide an update on our son’s condition which we hope will answer many of the questions we have received. In return, we ask that you respect our privacy and the privacy of our extended family so that we can focus on our son’s recovery,” Chuck and Helen Todd said in an update provided to Fox News Digital.
Todd was attacked on H Street in Washington DC around 5:30 pm Saturday, allegedly by a man identified by police as Glynn Neal. The suspect had reportedly been released from prison just a day before the knife attack.
“Our son is in stable condition after undergoing trauma surgery to tend the wounds in his body. He also has a fractured skull that is being treated with non-invasive neurosurgery. He is expected to make a full recovery given his young age and good health,” the parents continued.
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The parents added that the attack on Phillip Todd was accidental and that an unidentified friend of their son “helped ensure the wounds weren’t fatal.”
“Our son and family draw strength from our faith to guide us through this challenging time. Phillip is aware and alert and has said repeatedly, ‘The joy of the Lord is my strength’ (Nehemiah 8:10),” the statement continues.
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Neal was arrested and charged with assault with intent to kill. An update from Phillip Todd’s uncle earlier this week revealed Todd suffered a “deep knife wound to his head” from the attack and doctors feared he could suffer from seizures over the next month.
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Todd’s parents added that they were grateful for the “professionalism of the Washington DC Police Department,” how quickly EMS was able to get to the scene, and “for the love and support of Phillip’s many friends” and his church community.
“We are grateful to Senator Paul and his chief of staff for visiting Phillip personally to offer encouragement, and to Senate Chaplain Reverend Black for praying for Phillip, and to everyone who has reached out with prayers and offers of help.”
Sen. Paul said of Tuesday’s attack that Phillip Todd did not know his attacker and that his office is praying for the employee’s recovery.
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“We are praying for his recovery… He did not know the attacker. The attacker was out of jail for 24 hours,” Paul told Fox News Digital and other reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday in brief comments about Todd.
“First day out of jail trying to kill someone.”
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