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Rand Paul Speaks Out on Attacker Who Stabbed Staffer as Victim Fights for Life

Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said the staffer who was brutally stabbed in Washington, D.C., this weekend did not know the suspect and lamented how the attacker had just been released from prison 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 on Capitol Hill Tuesday in brief comments about staffer Phillip Todd.

“First day out of prison, tries to kill somebody.”

Todd was attacked Saturday just before 5:30 p.m. on H Street in Washington, D.C. He was left with “life-threatening injuries,” Paul’s office said in a previous statement.

“This past weekend, a member of my staff was brutally attacked in broad daylight in Washington, D.C. I ask you to join Kelley and me in praying for a speedy and complete recovery and thanking the first responders, hospital staff and police for their diligent actions,” Paul aid in a prior statement released by his office.

Todd suffered a “deep knife wound to the head” and was recovering after surgery, his uncle Tim Todd said in a Facebook update Monday.

“Abdomen surgery went well this morning. There was damage to his spleen and some leaking in other areas. Please continue to pray for damage to abdomen area, skull, brain, collapsed lung, etc,” the uncle wrote.

“Doctors are concerned about possible seizures for the next month resulting from the deep knife wound to the head,” he wrote. “Phillip is resting well.”

The Metropolitan Police Department announced soon after the attack that it had arrested the suspect on a charge of assault with intent to kill.

The suspect was identified as Glynn Neal, who had only been out of prison for 24 hours before allegedly stabbing Todd, according to reports. Federal Bureau of Prisons records show he was released from prison Friday.

Neal was sentenced to 12 years and four months in prison in 2011 on charges of “compelling an individual to live a life of prostitution without his or her consent” and “threat to kidnap to injure a person.”

READ 16 COMMENTS
  • Jericho says:

    Leash law! Miscreants shouldn’t be allowed to roam freely

  • Things that make you go hmmmm... says:

    So… some are saying we need to reduce world population to sustainable levels. Some are advocating “vaccines” to reduce population with that goal in mind. Violent crimes are on the rise. Mental health issues are not dealt with until someone snaps and murders someone but then they’re not resposible because they are crazy.

    Possible solution for decreasing violent crimes and controlling population in one action: Immediately execute all murderers instead of paying all expenses for life.

    Sends the message you kill, you die (self defense excluded). Prisons less populated, world less populated, crime down, taxpayers not paying as much to build / run prisons for murderes… win, win, win.

    If that doesn’t solve all problems, maybe extend punishment to corrupt politicians?

  • Dorothy says:

    This is plain disgusting. Of course I blame the Justice system for what is going on in our country. Going soft on crime is only making our country so unsafe, you can not walk around in Democratic Cities. I hope this young Man recovers. This happens everyday to citizens too. We deserve to have our Police back to help us all. The Democrats always jump in and blame the guns but not the people who kill with them. These are the nuts that kill with anything they can kill with. These Democrats have brought out all the evil on this planet. Keep it up people.

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