the Rand Paul employee His uncle, who was attacked in Washington, D.C., over the weekend, revealed he had a “deep head wound” that required surgery.
“Please keep praying” for his nephew, Tim Todd, Philip Todd’s uncle, said in a Facebook post that he sustained injuries to the abdomen, skull, brain and lungs.
“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.
Glenn Neal, detained man After Saturday’s attack, they were released from prison just one day before the stabbing, according to reports.
In 2011, Neil was sentenced to 12 years and four months in prison for “forcing a person to live a life of prostitution without his or her consent” and “threatening kidnapping to harm a person”.
According to the Department of Justice, Neal served a federal prison sentence for forcing two women into prostitution, Fox 5 reports.
Just 24 hours after his release from prison, Neil allegedly approached Paul’s employee Philip Todd on the street in Washington, DC
Todd was stabbed and sustained “life-threatening injuries,” according to Paul’s office.
“Last weekend, one of my workers was brutally assaulted in broad daylight in Washington, D.C. I ask you to join me and my agent in praying for a speedy and full recovery, thanking first responders, hospital staff and police for their tireless efforts,” Paul said in a statement following the attack. relieved to hear the suspect’s arrest. At this time we ask for privacy so everyone can focus on healing and recovery.”
The statement announced Neal’s arrest, “in reference to the offense of assault with intent to kill (knife)”, and that the incident occurred at the 1300 block of H Street NE, less than 1.5 miles from the US Capitol.
Senator Paul himself was attacked by a neighbor and suffered severe injuries in 2017. He suffered six broken ribs, including three displaced fractures, and his recovery was complicated by fluid and blood around the lungs and recurring pneumonia.
Paul and his wife were also previously attacked by a mob as the couple returned to a hotel after Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the 2020 Republican National Convention at the White House. A man was accused of assaulting a police officer near Poole at the time, but it was later dropped.
Fox News’ Aubrey Spadie and Brandon Gillespie contributed to this report.