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A man is accused of threatening to chop up U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and his family with an ax, reports the Louisville Courier Journal.
The man has been arrested. He allegedly called in the threats to Paul's Bowling Green office.
Rand mentioned the attack publicly at an event in Litchfield, Kentucky, on Monday, according to LCJ.
"Capitol Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man who threatened to kill me and chop up my family with an axe," Paul said. "It's just horrendous that we have to deal with things like this."
Capitol Police declined to comment because the investigation is ongoing.
The man was identified by WBKO as Nathaniel Blane Hufffman, who was arrested in Berkeley, California.
According to WBKO, Huffman, originally from Kentucky, is known to the Capitol Police for making aggressive statements to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and others.
He allegedly called Sen. Paul's Bowling Green office twice last week, despite having not been in Kentucky for many months, WBKO reported.
Sen Rand Paul describes threat from man who he says claimed he would chop up the senator’s family w/ an axe. @RandPaul describes his thoughts w/ this happening months after being attacked in his yard & the baseball practice shooting. @WHAS11 pic.twitter.com/xx581BlFj7— Chris Williams (@chriswnews) July 2, 2018