Early Friday morning Nancy Pelosi’s home in San Francisco was broken into. Her husband Paul Pelosi was violently assaulted.
Paul Pelosi was taken to the hospital.
The attack is under investigation.
UPDATE 3:32 EDT —
Mr. Pelosi is reportedly undergoing brain surgery at this hour, after being beaten in the head with a hammer.
The alleged assailant, 42-year-old David DePape of Berkeley, CA, is under arrest.
The Chief of San Francisco Police reports the following: “At approximately 2:27 this morning, San Francisco police officers were dispatched to the residence of Speaker Nancy Pelosi regarding a priority well-being check. When the officers arrived on scene, they encountered an adult male and Mrs. Pelosi’s husband, Paul,” Scott said during a press conference.
“Our officers observed Mr. Pelosi and the suspect both holding a hammer. The suspect pulled the hammer away from Mr. Pelosi and violently assaulted him with it. Our officers immediately tackled the suspect, disarmed him, took him into custody, requested emergency back up, and rendered medical aid.”
The Chief went on to report:
“The suspect has been identified as 42-year-old David DePape. Mr. Pelosi and Mr. DePape were transported to a local hospital for treatment.
This is an active investigation currently being led by the San Francisco Police Department’s Special Investigations Division. We are working closely with our partners from the FBI, the U.S. Attorney’s office, the U.S. Capitol Police, and our district attorney here in San Francisco County, D.A. Brooke Jenkins, and her team.
The motive for this attack is still being determined. Mr. DePape will be booked at the San Francisco County jail on the following charges: attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, burglary, and several other additional felonies.”
The U.S. Capital Police, FBI, and US Attorney’s office are all involved and additional charges are considered highly likely.