Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was attacked early Friday morning by a male assailant at the couple’s San Francisco home with a hammer, law enforcement sources told CNN. The gunman who attacked Paul Pelosi was looking for the Speaker of the House, according to a source briefed on the attack. The intruder confronts the speaker’s husband in their San Francisco home with “Where’s Nancy, where’s Nancy?” According to the source.
Pelosi, 82, was hospitalized but is expected to make a full recovery, the Democratic speaker’s office said in a statement. The US Capitol Police released a statement saying they were assisting the FBI and San Francisco police in “a joint investigation” into the break-in at Pelosi’s residence in California.
The statement provided more information on how law enforcement responded, saying that special agents from the USCP’s California field office “arrived quickly on the scene, while a team of investigators from the department’s Threat Assessment Division was simultaneously dispatched from the East Coast to assist the FBI and San Francisco police. with a joint investigation.”
Drew Hamill, a spokesman for Nancy Pelosi, said the attacker was in custody and the motive was being investigated. A spokesman said the speaker was in Washington at the time of the attack. “The speaker and his family are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved, and request privacy at this time,” Hamill said in his statement.
According to two sources familiar with the initial details of the incident, the attacker entered Pelosi’s residence through a back passage.
Because Speaker Pelosi was away, there would have been no security detail at the residence, according to a source familiar with the protocol.
Security cameras at the home may have video that could be reviewed by U.S. Capitol Police and law enforcement, according to two law enforcement sources.
President Joe Biden spoke with Speaker Pelosi, the White House said.
“Praying for President Paul Pelosi and Speaker Pelosi’s entire family. This morning he called Speaker Pelosi to express his support after this horrific attack,” Press Secretary Karin Jean-Pierre said in a statement.
He continued: “He is also very happy that a full recovery is expected. The President continues to condemn all violence, and asks that the family’s wishes for privacy be respected.