Police in Kentucky have a teenager in custody accused of attacking and beating a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.

FOX News Radio's Eben Brown reports:

Dakota Meyer was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for saving the lives of 13 Americans and 23 Afghans during a firefight three years ago.

But now he's recovering from a beating attack in Columbia, Kentucky. Police were able to arrest 18-year-old Kanissa'a Thompson for second-degree assault. Meyer reportedly needed to be taken to a hospital for treatment.

Why the teen attacked Meyer is not known.

Eben Brown, FOX News Radio.