The husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was attacked in their San Francisco home by a man armed with a hammer, according to a CNN report.
Paul Pelosi, 82, was attacked by the unidentified man Friday while searching for the House speaker, according to the report. The intruder confronted the speaker’s husband in the Pelosi’s San Francisco home shouting, “Where is Nancy? Where is Nancy?”
“The Speaker was in Washington, D.C. with her protective detail at the time of the overnight break-in,” U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement.
The San Francisco Police Department has the suspect in custody, according to Capitol Police.
“Early this morning, an assailant broke into the Pelosi residence in San Francisco and violently assaulted Mr. Pelosi,” Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said in a statement. “Mr. Pelosi was taken to the hospital, where he is receiving excellent medical care and is expected to make a full recovery.
“The Speaker and her family are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved, and request privacy at this time.”
The attack shocked many politicians in Washington, generating an outpouring of condolences and condemnation from congressional leaders, according to the CNN report.
Special Agents with the California field office of the Capitol Police responded first to the assault report at the speaker’s home. A team of investigators from the department’s Threat Assessment Section was simultaneously dispatched from the east coast to assist FBI and San Francisco Police investigators.
The intruder entered the Pelosi residence through the rear of the house, according to the CNN report, adding there was no security detail present because the speaker was not in residence at the time of the break-in.
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