Washington, Oct 28 (EFE).- Paul Pelosi, the husband of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has undergone a successful skull surgery and is in recovering after being attacked by a hammer-wielding man at his San Francisco home on Friday.
Democratic political spokesperson Drew Hammill said in a statement that Pelosi, 82, was operated on for a skull fracture and various serious injuries on his right arm and hands.
He was admitted to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.
“His doctors expect a full recovery from him,” Hammill said.
Paul Pelosi, 82, was attacked by a man identified by police as David DePape, 42.
DePape barged into the house shouting, “Where is Nancy,” demanding to see Speaker Pelosi even though she was not home then.
San Francisco Police Chief William Scott told reporters that the alert call occurred at 02:27 am in San Francisco.
When police arrived at the home, they found Paul Pelosi and the suspect struggling and holding a hammer.
The attacker managed to get hold of the hammer and attacked the congresswoman’s husband, prompting the agents to grab him and disarm him to arrest him.
The police chief pointed out that the investigation was still open and that the motive for the raid was unknown.
The suspect, who is in police custody, faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, and several other felonies.
The event takes place less than two weeks before the midterm elections on Nov.8.
White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement that President Joe Biden called Nancy Pelosi in the morning to sympathize with her and condemn the violence. EFE