EXCLUSIVE: The son of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her husband Paul Pelosi, who was rushed to hospital after being attacked by a man with a hammer in his San Francisco home on Friday, expressed optimism about to his father’s condition on Saturday.
“So far so good, so far so good,” Paul Pelosi Jr. told Fox News Digital outside Zuckerberg General Hospital in San Francisco.
Paul Pelosi was “violently assaulted” by someone who broke into the couple’s San Francisco home and shouted, “Where’s Nancy?” according to officials and sources.
Nancy Pelosi, the highest member of the House of Representatives and second in line to the US presidency, was not present at the house at the time.
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San Francisco Police Chief William Scott said the suspect, David DePape, 42, now faces charges of attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, burglary and several other additional crimes resulting from the incident which occurred just after 2 a.m.
Scott said police responded to a wellness check and found DePape and Pelosi struggling with a hammer. He said officers then saw DePape as he took the hammer away from Pelosi and “violently assaulted” him.
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Officers then immediately attacked DePape, disarmed him, and took him into custody, while requesting emergency backup and bringing medical aid to the scene. The motive for the attack is still under investigation.
“Earlier this morning, Paul Pelosi was assaulted in his home by an aggressor who acted forcefully and threatened his life by demanding to see the president,” Drew Hammill, spokesman for Speaker Pelosi, said Friday. “Mr. Pelosi was admitted to Zuckerberg General Hospital in San Francisco where he underwent successful surgery to repair a fractured skull and serious injuries to his right arm and hands. His doctors expect a full recovery.”
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Earlier Saturday, Pelosi Jr. was asked to comment on the attack and said “thank you” to those who kept his family in their prayers.
Fox News’ Greg Norman and Timothy HJ Nerozzi contributed to this report.