Assailant tried to tie up Paul Pelosi in home assault and shouted, 'where is Nancy?' sources say - CNN

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the person who assaulted Paul Pelosi, the husband of condo Speaker Nancy Pelosi, tried to tie him up "except Nancy acquired domestic," in line with two sources conventional with the condition. When the police arrived, the assailant changed into saying he became "looking ahead to Nancy."

Paul Pelosi become attacked with a hammer at the couple's domestic in San Francisco with the aid of a male assailant early Friday morning, law enforcement sources told CNN. The assailant who attacked Paul Pelosi become attempting to find the speaker of the condominium, according to a supply briefed on the attack. The intruder confronted the speaker's husband in their San Francisco domestic shouting, "where is Nancy? the place is Nancy?" in line with the supply.

Pelosi, 82, turned into hospitalized however is anticipated to make a full recuperation, the Democratic speaker's workplace spoke of in an announcement. Pelosi turned into taken into surgery this morning, according two sources regular with the condition. His doctors have advised the family that he's expected to make a full healing, the sources noted.

Speaker Pelosi changed into capable of speak to her husband after the attack and earlier than he changed into taken into surgical procedure, in keeping with a source accepted with the remember.

Paul Pelosi was having surgical procedure for accidents to his head, the source stated however did not offer extra details on the remedy.

Speaker Pelosi is flying again to San Francisco together with her family to be together with her husband, according to a supply general instructed CNN on Friday afternoon.

The attack sent shock waves through Washington and sparked an outpouring of condolences and condemnation from congressional leaders on either side of the aisle. It comes as fears of political violence directed towards lawmakers continue to be excessive within the wake of the January 6, 2021, assault on the united states Capitol in addition to different excessive-profile violent incidents which have centered members of Congress in contemporary years.

Drew Hammill, a spokesman for Nancy Pelosi, talked about the assailant is in custody and a intent is being investigated. The speaker turned into in Washington at the time of the attack, a spokesperson stated.

"The Speaker and her family are grateful to the first responders and medical gurus worried, and request privateness at the present," Hammill referred to in his remark.

At a information convention, Chief William Scott of the San Francisco Police department identified forty two-year-old David DePape because the suspect and provided a description of what responding legislation enforcement officers witnessed when they arrived at the scene.

When officers arrived on the home, Scott said, they encountered "an adult male and Mr. Pelosi's husband, Paul." Scott went on to say that, "the suspect pulled a hammer away from Mr. Pelosi and violently assaulted him with it. Our officers automatically tackled the suspect, disarmed him, took him into custody, requested emergency backup and rendered clinical support. The suspect has been recognized as forty two-year historic David DePape."

Scott mentioned that a reason is still being decided.

the man who allegedly attacked Paul Pelosi early Friday posted memes and conspiracy theories on fb about Covid vaccines, the 2020 election and the January 6 assault, and an acquaintance instructed CNN that he appeared "out of touch with reality."

the united states Capitol Police mentioned in a press release earlier in the morning that they're helping the FBI and the San Francisco Police "with a joint investigation" into the damage-in at the Pelosi residence in California.

The assailant entered the Pelosi dwelling in the course of the back of the condominium, in accordance two sources frequent with the early particulars of the incident.

With Speaker Pelosi away, there don't have been a security detail on the dwelling, in response to one source regular with protocol.

There could be video that US Capitol Police and legislation enforcement can evaluation as there are safety cameras on the domestic, in response to two law enforcement sources.

President Joe Biden spoke with Speaker Pelosi, the White house spoke of.

"The President is praying for Paul Pelosi and for Speaker Pelosi's total family. This morning he called Speaker Pelosi to specific his aid after this horrible assault," press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in an announcement.

She continued: "he's also very glad that a full healing is expected. The President continues to sentence all violence, and asks that the household's need for privacy be respected."

Senate GOP chief Mitch McConnell talked about in a tweet on Friday he's "horrified and disgusted" via the reviews that Pelosi become assaulted in his domestic.

"Grateful to listen to that Paul is on the right track to make a full healing and that law enforcement together with our stellar Capitol Police are on the case," the Kentucky Republican mentioned.

residence GOP chief Kevin McCarthy reached out to Speaker Pelosi after the assault, according to McCarthy's workplace.

"leader McCarthy reached out to the Speaker to sign in on Paul and stated he's praying for a full recuperation and is thankful they caught the assailant," spoke of Mark Bednar, a spokesman for McCarthy.

The Pelosis had been married considering 1963 and have five little ones.

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