Republican Kentucky late. Rand Paul The suspect didn’t know and lamented how the attacker had just been released from prison prior to the crime, said the employee who was brutally stabbed in Washington, D.C., this weekend.
“We pray for his recovery,” Paul told Fox News Digital and other reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday in brief comments about staffer Philip Todd. “He didn’t know the attacker. The attacker had been out of jail for 24 hours.”
“First day out of jail, he tries to kill someone.”
Paul’s office said in an earlier statement that Todd was attacked Saturday just before 5:30 p.m. on H Street in Washington, DC.
“Last weekend, a staff member of my office was brutally attacked in broad daylight at Washington, DC I ask you to join Kelly and me in praying for a speedy and full recovery, and thanking the first responders, hospital staff and police for their tireless actions,” Paul said in a previous statement released by his office.
Todd suffered a “deep gash in the head” and was Recovering after surgeryhis uncle Tim Todd said in a Facebook update on Monday.
The uncle wrote, “Abdominal surgery went well this morning. There was damage to his spleen and some leakage in other areas. Please continue to pray for abdominal damage, skull, brain, collapsed lung, etc.”
“Doctors are worried about possible seizures in the next month, as a result of the deep knife wound to the head,” he wrote. Philip is resting well.
the Metropolitan Police Department It announced shortly after the attack that it had arrested the suspect on charges of assault with intent to kill.
The suspect has been identified as Glenn Neal, who had only been out of jail for 24 hours before stabbing Todd, according to reports. Records of the Federal Bureau of Prisons show that he was Released from prison Friday.
Neil was sentenced to 12 years and four months in prison in 2011 for “forcing an individual to live a life of prostitution without his or her consent” and “threatening kidnapping to harm a person”.