Republican Kentucky Senator Rand Paul said the staffer who was brutally stabbed in Washington, DC this weekend did not know the suspect and lamented that the assailant was released from prison just before the crime.
“We are praying for his recovery. … He didn’t know the attacker. The attacker was out of jail for 24 hours,” Paul told Fox News Digital and other reporters Tuesday on Capitol Hill in brief comments about staffer Phillip Todd.
“First day out of jail trying to kill someone.”
Todd was attacked on H Street in Washington, DC just before 5:30 p.m. Saturday. He was left with “life-threatening injuries,” Paul’s office said in a previous statement.
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“Last weekend a member of my team was brutally attacked in broad daylight Washington, D.C I ask you to join Kelley and I in praying for a speedy and full recovery and to thank the first responders, hospital staff and police for their hard work,” Paul Aid said in an earlier statement from his office.
Todd suffered a “deep knife wound to his head” and recovered after surgery, his uncle Tim Todd said in a Facebook update on Monday.
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“The abdominal surgery went well this morning. His spleen was damaged and there were leaks in other areas. Please continue to pray for damage to abdomen, skull, brain, collapsed lung, etc.,” the uncle wrote.
“Doctors are concerned about possible seizures over the next month resulting from the deep knife wound to the head,” he wrote. “Phillip is resting well.”
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The Metropolitan Police Department announced shortly after the attack that it had arrested the suspect on charges of assault with intent to kill.
The suspect was reportedly identified as Glynn Neal, who was only released from prison 24 hours before he allegedly stabbed Todd. Federal Bureau of Prisons records show he was released from prison on Friday.
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Neal was sentenced in 2011 to 12 years and four months in prison for “forcing a person to engage in a life of prostitution without their consent” and “threatening to abduct a person in order to harm them”.
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