Glynn Neal has been arrested in connection to the attack and stabbing of Senator Rand Paul’s staffer in Washington DC.

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“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 reads. “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,” the politician tweeted.

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Neal is 42 years old. The Metropolitan Police Department said that its officers responded to the 1300 block of H Street just before 5:30 PM on Saturday night. The victim, who has not been named yet, was taken to the hospital in life-threatening condition. Neal was arrested and charged with assault with intent to kill in connection to the attack.

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Washington DC Superior Court records show that he was sentenced to 12 years in prison in March 2011 from a June 2010 arrest on pandering and first-degree sex abuse charges. Prosecutors said the 42-year-old forced two women into prostitution.

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MPD confirmed that a witness to the stabbing said that he and the victim were walking at the listed location when Neal was hiding behind a corner. He jumped out to attack the staffer with a knife. That witness said he grabbed Neal before he ran away.