House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, was “viciously assaulted” at his San Francisco home early Friday morning, her office said.
“Early this morning, an assailant broke into the Pelosi residence in San Francisco and viciously assaulted Mr. Pelosi,” Nancy Pelosi spokesman Drew Hamill said. said in a statement“The perpetrator has been taken into custody and the motive for the attack is under investigation.”
Paul Pelosi, 82, was taken to hospital for undisclosed injuries and is “expected to make a full recovery.”
Nancy Pelosi was not in San Francisco at the time of the incident.
“The speaker and her family thank the first responders and medical professionals involved and request privacy at this time,” Hamill added.
Pelosi’s home in the wealthy Pacific Heights neighborhood has been targeted for vandalism. Last year, their garage door was covered in graffiti and an unidentified suspectleft the pig’s head on the pavementSan Francisco police said.
Paul Pelosi was arrested on suspicion of DUI after two cars collided in California’s Wine Country in May. In August, he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor DUI charge and was sentenced to five days in prison and three years of probation.