Paul Pelosi, the husband of the president of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, was attacked with a hammer by a man who entered the couple’s home in San Francisco during the early hours of this Friday, police sources reported to CNN.
Pelosi, 82, is expected to make a full recovery, the Democratic congresswoman’s office said in a statement.
Drew Hammill, spokesman for the Speaker of the House of Representatives, said that “the assailant is in custody and the motives for the attack are being investigated.”
“Mr. Pelosi was taken to the hospital, where he is receiving excellent medical care and is expected to make a full recovery. The president was not in San Francisco at the time,” added the spokesman, who explained that the Democratic leader was in the city. of Washington.
For its part, the Capitol Police indicated in a statement that it is participating in a joint investigation with the FBI and the San Francisco Police to clarify the attack.
The couple has been married since 1963 and has five children.