The residence of the US House speaker Nancy Pelosi was attacked in San Francisco on Friday morning.
A statement from the Speakers office said an attacker broke into their home and “violently assaulted” Paul Pelosi , the Speakers husband.
The statement further said the 82-year-old man was rushed to the hospital where he was receiving medical attention as the statement also revealed that the invader was taken into custody.
The statement said Nancy Pelosi was not in San Francisco at the time of the attack, according to CBS news.
“The assailant is in custody and the motivation for the attack is under investigation,” Pelosi’s office said.
Pelosi’s spokesperson, Drew Hammill, was reported saying the man was “receiving excellent medical care and is expected to make a full recovery.”
“The speaker and her family are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved, and request privacy at this time,” Hammill said.
Paul Pelosi is a businessman who manages his own real estate and venture capital investment firm, Financial Leasing Services, based in San Francisco.
He met Nancy D’Alesandro when they were both students in Washington DC, and they married in 1963. They have five children.
Nancy Pelosi has had two spells as speaker of the US House, between 2007 to 2011 and since January 2019. She represents California’s 12th congressional district.