Paul Pelosi released from hospital

Paul Pelosi, the husband of the US house speaker, was released from the hospital nearly a week after he was attacked inside his own home

Paul Pelosi released from hospital
4 Nov, 2022 03:38 HomeWorld News

Paul Pelosi released from hospital

The husband of the US House speaker was treated for skull fractures after a brutal hammer attack

Paul Pelosi has been discharged from the hospital nearly a week after an intruder broke into his home and attacked him with a hammer, delivering blows to his head, hands and arm. The 82-year-old is now recovering at home after undergoing surgery.

“Paul remains under doctors’ care as he continues to progress on a long recovery process and convalescence,” the office of his wife, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, said in a statement on Thursday. “He is now home surrounded by his family who request privacy.”

attack last Friday after David DePape, 42, entered the Pelosis’ San Francisco residence searching for the House speaker, according to the FBI. Investigators say DePape planned to take the lawmaker hostage, but ultimately assaulted her husband when he did not find her, as she was in Washington, DC at the time.

Police recovered plastic zip ties, rope, a roll of tape, a hammer and multiple types of gloves from the scene, and DePape reportedly told responding officers that he was on a “suicide mission” to kidnap the House speaker. Despite repeatedly striking Paul Pelosi in the head with a hammer, he also claimed he “didn't really want to hurt” the man.

confirmed reports that DePape, a Canadian national, had been in the country illegally for several years, though his immigration status is unlikely to affect his current case, as deportations typically only occur after criminal matters are resolved.