- The dwelling intruder who attacked Paul Pelosi early Friday beat him with a hammer in front of police.
- The suspect “violently assaulted” Pelosi with the hammer, said San Francisco Police Chief William Scott.
- Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was hospitalized as a end result of the assault.
The intruder who attacked Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, at the couple’s San Francisco, California, dwelling early Friday “violently” beat him with a hammer in front of the cops as they arrived at the residence, authorities said.
When officers responded to the couple’s Pacific Heights dwelling just sooner than 2:30 a.m. for a “well-being check” they seen the attacker and 84-year-old Paul Pelosi holding a hammer, San Francisco Police Chief William Scott knowledgeable reporters all through a press briefing.
“The suspect pulled the hammer away from Mr. Pelosi and violently assaulted him with it,” Scott said, together with that cops “immediately tackled the suspect, disarmed him, took him into custody, requested emergency backup and rendered medical aid.”
The police chief acknowledged the suspect as 42-year-old David Depape.
Depape will in all probability be booked at the San Francisco County Jail on a slew of bills collectively with tried homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, and burglary, Scott said.
Paul Pelosi was attacked whereas Speaker Pelosi was in Washington, DC, with her defending aspect, authorities have said.
The assault left Paul Pelosi hospitalized and the House speaker’s office said that he is “expected to make a full recovery.”
The attacker, who police said was moreover taken to the hospital, was reportedly searching for the House speaker when he broke into the Pelosi residence.
He reportedly shouted “Where is Nancy? Where is Nancy?” at Paul Pelosi.
CNN reported that the attacker moreover tried to tie Pelosi up, saying he was prepared for the speaker.
“The motive for this attack is still being determined,” Scott said with out taking any questions from reporters.