House Speaker Paul Pelosi has been violently attacked inside his home in San Francisco, California. The attack is under investigation and multiple agencies have been called in to investigate. A suspect is in custody following the incident, according to San Francisco Police. Police say the attacker targeted the speaker’s home specifically, but have not revealed any motive. A male assailant entered Pelosi’s home and confronted him, shouting, “Where is Nancy?”
The FBI, the US Capitol Police, and San Francisco Police are working together to investigate the home invasion. A press conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. EDT on Friday, according to San Francisco Police Chief William Scott. Several police vehicles and FBI agents were seen outside the home. Pelosi had returned to Washington earlier in the week after attending a security conference in Europe. She was also due to keynote an advocacy event with Democratic Senator Kamala Harris on Sunday.
Nancy Pelosi (D-NY) was not at her home when the attack happened, according to the House Speaker’s office. The attack occurred at the Pelosi home in San Francisco. The alleged assailant used a hammer to attack Paul Pelosi. He was not seriously injured, but his injuries are significant. The assailant was arrested, but it is unclear whether the house’s security detail was present at the time of the attack.
Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the minority leader in the Senate, has condemned the attack. He also reached out to Nancy Pelosi to check on her condition and said he was grateful that the assailant was arrested.