Paul Pelosi, the husband of Nancy Pelosi, was violently assaulted at their home in San Francisco on Friday morning after an assailant broke in and attacked him, the speaker’s office said.
The attacker is in custody and Paul Pelosi, 82, is in the hospital, where he is expected to make a full recovery.
The motivations for the attack are under investigation, her office said.
‘Early this morning, an assailant broke into the Pelosi residence in San Francisco and violently assaulted Mr. Pelosi,’ Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said in a statement.
‘The assailant is in custody and the motivation for the attack is under investigation. Mr. Pelosi was taken to the hospital, where he is receiving excellent medical care and is expected to make a full recovery,’ Hammill added.
Pelosi, who has been on the campaign trail for House Democrats, was not in San Francisco at the time.
‘The Speaker and her family are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved, and request privacy at this time,’ Hammill said.
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