Package reportedly sent to home of Sen. Rand Paul under investigation

Law enforcement is investigating a package with white powder sent to Sen. Rand Paul’s Kentucky home.

The FBI’s Louisville office “is working with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office by providing forensic and technical support for this investigation,” agency spokesman Tim Beam told The Courier Journal.

Capitol Hill police are also involved in the investigation, according to Politico, which first reported the news.

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

Paul, a Republican, was injured in 2017 in an attack by his then-neighbor over a lawncare dispute. The neighbor was charged with assaulting a member of Congress.

The Courier Journal has reached out to Paul’s office for comment on the suspicious package.

This story will update.

Reach reporter Mary Ramsey at [email protected], and follow her on Twitter @mcolleen1996. Support strong local journalism in our community by subscribing to The Courier Journal today.

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