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Rand Paul's Son Arrested At Charlotte Airport

The 19-year-old was picked up for being "drunk and disruptive" on Saturday night.

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Senator Rand Paul's son and Rep. Ron Paul's grandson William Paul was arrested on Saturday evening at the Charlotte, N.C. airport, according to the local NBC affiliate.

Paul, 19, was being "drunk and disruptive," police said.

Sen. Paul's spokeswoman Moira Bagley put out a statement on Sunday asking for privacy for the Paul family:

Sen. Paul is a national public figure and subject to scrutiny in the public arena, however, as many parents with teenagers would understand, his family should be afforded the privacy and respect they deserve in a situation such as this.

Meanwhile, Sen. Paul, who was recently appointed to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is heading to Israel Sunday night for meetings with Israeli officials this week. He's had his own airport run-in in the past; he was detained at the Nashville airport last year for refusing a TSA patdown.

Rosie Gray is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C. Gray reports on politics and foreign policy.

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