MSNBC reported Monday morning that Paul Pelosi, the 82-year-old husband of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), is in the ICU surrounded by family as he recovers from a hammer attack to his head by an alleged intruder last Friday at the couple’s San Francisco home. Meanwhile, his accused attacker also remains hospitalized with unknown injuries. The attack occurred while Nancy Pelosi was reportedly in Washington, D.C.
Nancy Pelosi was seen leaving her home Sunday morning. Pelosi has not spoken publicly about the attack. Screen image via KPIX-TV.
MSNBC’s Brian Kosciesza, “A source with knowledge of the situation tells NBC News that Paul Pelosi remains in ICU surrounded by family members.”
A source with knowledge of the situation tells NBC News that Paul Pelosi remains in ICU surrounded by family members.
— Brian Kosciesza (he/him) (@BrianKosh) October 31, 2022
A spokesman for Nancy Pelosi had previously said the attack on her husband was “life-threatening” and that he had received “life-saving” medical care. Paul Pelosi reportedly underwent skull surgery Friday and for wounds to his right arm and hands.
Police have declined to state the nature of DePape’s injuries that have him in the hospital, saying at a briefing Friday that it was “not appropriate” to disclose his injuries.
KNTV-TV reporter Alyssa Goard reported last Sunday night, “As of this evening, San Francisco County Sheriff’s office says David Depape, the man suspected of attacking Paul Pelosi, is still in the hospital. Officials have not said why Depape is hospitalized”
As of this evening, San Francisco County Sheriff’s office says David Depape, the man suspected of attacking Paul Pelosi, is still in the hospital. Officials have not said why Depape is hospitalized @nbcbayarea @HMulak https://t.co/c5zpjPywQu
— Alyssa Goard (@AlyssaMGoard) October 31, 2022
The story of the attack by police says that officers arrived to the Pelosi home in response to a mysterious 911 call and that an unknown person opened the door. Officers then saw Pelosi and DePape wrestling over a hammer. When police ordered both men to drop the hammer, DePape took control of the hammer and beat Pelosi with it. Police say that officers then tackled and subdued DePape.
San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins spoke to reporters Sunday afternoon in an effort to reclaim the narrative on the attack. Jenkins said only DePape and Paul Pelosi were in the home at the time of the attack and that DePape broke into the house looking for Nancy Pelosi.