(UnitedVoice.com) – Crime in Washington, DC, has become a major problem for those who live there. Not even members of Congress and their staffers are safe. That was demonstrated again in an attack last weekend.
On March 25, one of Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) staffers, identified as Phillip Todd, was brutally stabbed. According to a press release from the Metropolitan Police Department, officers responded to a call just after 5 p.m. and found the staffer. He was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The staffer attacked is 26 year old Phillip Todd – who works for Paul on the Senate HSGA committee. Todd is listed in critical condition after stab wounds to his brain, lung and ear. @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/qcKiJI8PIL
— Tom Lynch (@TomLynch_) March 28, 2023
ABC News reported Todd was walking with someone else when suddenly a man “popped out of the corner” and began stabbing him. The witness claimed the victim suffered multiple wounds before he was able to grab the suspect. The witness tackled the man while the victim was holding his arms, and a struggle ensued. Eventually, they were able to get away, but not before Todd suffered serious injuries.
Todd’s uncle, Tim Todd, posted an update about his nephew on social media. He said his nephew suffered damage to his “abdomen area, skull, brain, [and] collapsed lung.” Todd underwent surgery for the injuries to his abdomen and for a particularly deep stab wound in his head as well. The uncle said doctors are worried about the possibility of seizures moving forward.
Police arrested Glynn Neal, 42, and charged him with assault with intent to kill. Reports indicate the suspect was released from prison one day before the stabbing. He’d served more than 12 years for forcing two women into prostitution.
Fox News published a statement from Senator Paul about Todd’s attack, asking the public to join him and his wife in “praying for a speedy and complete recovery.” He also thanked emergency responders and the staff at the hospital for their actions. The lawmaker asked for privacy so everyone “can focus on healing and recovery.”
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