An intruder was trying to find House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., early Friday morning when he assaulted her husband, Paul, in their San Francisco home, a source told CNN.
The attacker, identified by San Francisco police as David DePape, 42, has been charged with multiple crimes, including attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, and elder abuse, USA Today reported.
U.S. Capitol Police said DePape broke into the couple’s San Francisco residence just before 2:30 a.m., while the House speaker was in Washington with her security detail.
CNN’s source said the intruder yelled, “Where is Nancy, where is Nancy?” when he confronted her husband, the cable outlet reported.
In a brief press conference, San Francisco Police Chief William Scott identified the intruder as DePape.
Paul Pelosi, 82, was assaulted with a hammer, sources told CNN. The San Francisco Police Department arrested and held DePape, whose motive was under investigation, Capitol Police announced.
“Mr. Pelosi was taken to the hospital, where he is receiving excellent medical care and is expected to make a full recovery,” Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill announced Friday morning. “The speaker and her family are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved, and request privacy at this time.”
This is a developing story and may be updated.
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