The threat referenced an assault on Paul by his neighbor in 2017 that left him with five broken ribs. He was awarded
nearly $600,000 in damages in 2019 stemming from the attack. The neighbor, Rene Boucher, was charged with assault and sentenced to 30 days in prison.
The conflict started when Paul was doing yard work. Boucher said he was angered by the senator repeatedly putting debris near his house.
Paul addressed the article about the package in a tweet, writing that he takes threats like this “immensely seriously.”