Phillip Todd, a staffer of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), was attacked in Washington, D.C., over the weekend. His uncle, Tim Todd, reported that Phillip suffered a life-threatening “deep knife wound to the head” and injuries to the abdomen, skull, brain and lungs. His wounds required surgery.
Tim requested prayer on Facebook: “Please continue to pray” for Phillip. “Doctors are concerned about possible seizures for the next month resulting from the deep knife wound to the head.” He added, “Phillip is resting well.”
Police officers arrested Phillip’s attacker, Glynn Neal, following Saturday’s attack. Authorities report that Neal was released from prison just one day prior to the stabbing.
Reportedly, Neal was sentenced to 76 months in prison for “compelling an individual to live a life of prostitution without his or her consent” and “threat to kidnap to injure a person.”
Neal reportedly attacked Todd within 24 hours of his release. Notably, Todd was assaulted on the same street as a congresswoman earlier this month.
Fox News pointed out in a report that crime in the nation’s capital is spiraling out of control. A review of year-over-year stats shows that arson is up 400%, motor vehicle theft is up 108% and homicide is up 16%. This amid the Democrat-led D.C. City Council has called for softer punishment of crime.
Paul is no stranger to assaults — he was attacked at his home in 2017 and assaulted in D.C. in 2020. His office released this 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.”
The statement continued: “We are relieved to hear the suspect has been arrested. At this time we would ask for privacy so everyone can focus on healing and recovery, Paul said in a statement following the attack.”
The statement also announced that police charged Neal with an “Assault with Intent to Kill (Knife) offense.”
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