Top US politician Nancy Pelosi's husband violently attacked with hammer in break-in at family home

28 October 2022, 14:06 | Updated: 28 October 2022, 17:41

Paul Pelosi, husband of US House speaker Nancy, has been violently assaulted
Paul Pelosi, husband of US House speaker Nancy, has been violently assaulted. Picture: Alamy

By Will Taylor

Senior US politician Nancy Pelosi’s husband has been violently attacked with a hammer in a break-in at their home.

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The attacker reportedly demanded "where is Nancy?" during the attack.

Paul Pelosi, the spouse of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives – one of the most important political jobs in America – has been taken to hospital but is expected to make a full recovery.

The suspect has been arrested after the attack at the San Fransisco home. Mrs Pelosi was in Washington at the time.

Her spokesman said: "Early this morning, an assailant broke into the Pelosi residence in San Francisco and violently assaulted Mr Pelosi.

"The assailant is in custody and the motivation for the attack is under investigation.

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"Mr Pelosi was taken to the hospital, where he is receiving excellent medical care and is expected to make a full recovery. The speaker 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."

Mr Pelosi was previously in the headline for being sentenced to five days in prison in California after a drink-drive conviction following a crash in May.

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Mrs Pelosi is a divisive figure in US politics. The 82-year-old has had a long career in politics, serving for years as the Democratic party's speaker and one of its key figures.

She is often loathed by Republicans and was a figure of hate for Trump supporters. Her office was targeted during the 2021 US Capitol riots.

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