Suspect identified, details emerge in violent attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul Pelosi
Diplomat Times (SAN FRANCISCO) –
The source told The Times that Paul Pelosi, 82, was attacked with a hammer and sustained numerous upper-body blows. He was taken to a hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, Drew Hammill, a spokesperson for the Democratic speaker’s office, said in a statement.
Paul Pelosi, the husband of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was “violently” attacked after an intruder broke into the couple’s San Francisco home early Friday morning in what a law enforcement source said appeared to be a targeted attack.
“Early this morning, an assailant broke into the Pelosi residence in San Francisco and violently assaulted Mr. Pelosi,” her spokesman said. “The assailant is in custody and the motivation for the attack is under investigation. Mr. Pelosi was taken to the hospital, where he is receiving excellent medical care and is expected to make a full recovery. The Speaker was not in San Francisco at the time.
“The Speaker and her family are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved, and request privacy at this time.”
Pelosi’s office said that she was in Washington, D.C., with a protective detail, at the time of the break in and attack.
Capitol Police said that they were investigating along with the FBI and San Francisco police.