Suspect in attack on Pelosi's husband used hammer - reports
The suspect who "violently assaulted" US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband was armed with a hammer and is in custody under investigation.
A male suspect in the Friday attack on US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband at their San Francisco home was armed with a hammer, CNN reported on Friday, citing police.
Earlier today, Pelosi’s spokesperson said that the speaker's husband was "violently assaulted" by a home intruder, while the Speaker was not there at the time.
According to reports, the intruder was looking for Speaker Pelosi and confronted her 82-year-old husband, shouting, "Where is Nancy, where is Nancy?"
"Mr. Pelosi was taken to the hospital, where he is receiving excellent medical care and is expected to make a full recovery," the statement from Pelosi's office read.
According to San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott, the suspect arrested in connection with an alleged attack on Paul Pelosi is being prosecuted for offenses such as attempted homicide and elder abuse.
After being called to the Pelosi residence early on Friday morning for a well-being check, police nabbed suspect David Depape, 42. Pelosi and Depape were both wielding hammers when police arrived on the scene, and Depape is accused of taking the hammer and starting an assault on Pelosi, according to Scott.
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Pelosi was in Washington when the break-in occurred, the United States Capitol Police stated.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the San Francisco Police Department are conducting a joint investigation with the assistance of the USCP’s California Field Office and a team of investigators from the Department’s Threat Assessment Section.
It is worth noting that the attack comes two weeks before the midterm elections.