Sen. Rand Paul's staffer, Phillip Todd, who was recently attacked in Washington D.C. by an individual who had just been released from prison, is expected to recover, according to a statement from his parents.
"He was randomly and brutally attacked by a person armed with a knife, who, according to the police report, attempted to kill him. The intervention of our son's friend helped prevent the wounds from being fatal," his parents noted.
"Our son is in a stable condition, having undergone trauma surgery to address the wounds in his body. He also has a fracture on his skull, which will be treated with non-invasive neurosurgery. He is expected to make a full recovery due to his young age and good health," they said. "Our son and our family draw strength from our faith to see us through this challenging time. Phillip is conscious and alert and has repeatedly stated, 'the joy of the Lord is my strength.' (Nehemiah 8:10)."
His parents also noted that the senator and the senator's chief of staff had made "a personal visit to encourage Phillip."
A Metropolitan Police Department press release indicates that a male victim was stabbed on Saturday and taken to the hospital with "life-threatening injuries," and that an individual "was arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Kill (Knife)."
The federal Bureau of Prisons informed the Associated Press that the individual had been released from prison on Friday.
Last month, Democratic Rep. Angie Craig of Minnesota was assaulted in the elevator of an apartment building in the city.
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