US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home in San Francisco has been attacked. The assailant assaulted her husband with a hammer, injuring him severely.
According to the British news agency Reuters, the incident happened on Friday morning and Nancy Pelosi was not at home at that time.
President Joe Biden has described the attack as a cowardly act, saying that the attacker was chanting the same slogans that were heard during the attack on Capitol Hill.
President Biden said that ‘Enough is enough, whatever your politics are, there is no room for violence. Every conscientious person should stand against it.
Nancy Pelosi’s husband, 82-year-old Paul Pelosi, suffered serious injuries to his head and other parts of his body and is in the hospital.
Doctors say that his condition is out of danger.
A spokesman for Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she has left Washington for San Francisco.
According to the report, Paul Pelosi made an emergency call to the police at 911 when the attacker broke into the house. Even when the assailant approached them, they did not hang up the call and the conversation was overheard by the police.
According to San Francisco police, when officers arrived, the assailant was striking Paul Pelosi with a hammer, who was immediately arrested.
Police say a motive or motive for the attack is not yet known, but it is likely that he entered the home to target Nancy Pelosi.
According to police, after breaking in, the assailant asked loudly “where is Nancy” and when told she was not at home, said he would wait there until she returned.
Observers say that the incident may be related to political violence, but the exact situation will come out only after the investigation.
As news of the attack on Nancy Pelosi’s home broke, US Vice President Kamilla Harris called her and condemned the attack.
Nessie Pelosi married Paul Pelosi in 1963 and they have five children.
According to AP, the man arrested after the incident has been identified as 42-year-old David DePappe.
He has strong views on racism and has been posting about it on social media while being a supporter of former President Donald Trump.
The attacker is from British Columbia and came to San Francisco about 20 years ago.