House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said her husband, Paul Pelosi, was released from the hospital on Thursday after being treated for injuries from a violent assault last week at their San Francisco residence, where he was attacked with a hammer by a stranger who burst in looking for the Democratic leader.
Pelosi specified that her husband, who was hospitalized for six days, “is still under the care of doctors while he continues to advance in a long process of recovery and convalescence. Now he is home.”
Law enforcement officers who responded to the robbery early last Friday witnessed Paul Pelosi get hit in the head with the hammer at least once, according to court documents. Officials said the assault was captured on officers’ body cameras.
According to details of the incident documented by prosecutors in the case, the 82-year-old Pelosi was knocked unconscious by the hammer attack and woke up in a pool of his own blood.
He was taken to San Francisco Zuckerberg General Hospital and Trauma Center. Speaker Pelosi said her husband was grateful to the 911 operator who directed police to the family’s residence, emergency responders, ICU staff and all hospital staff for “their excellent and compassionate life-saving treatment.”
“The Pelosi family is grateful for the beautiful outpouring of love, support and prayers from around the world,” she said.
Mr. Pelosi’s attacker, David DePape, 42, faces state charges of attempted murder, robbery and elder abuse. He also faces federal charges that include the attempted kidnapping of a US official. His state case will continue on Friday, although the defendant will not appear in court. He has pleaded not guilty to the state charges against him. An appearance on the federal charges has not been scheduled.