House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband underwent surgery on his skull Friday morning, after he was hit in the head with a hammer during a violent assault by a home invader looking for his wife.

Paul Pelosi was taken to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital following the attack, and rushed into surgery this morning where he underwent the skull surgery, according to a local ABC report. Doctors reportedly expect the 82-year-old to recover from his injuries.

A statement from Nancy Pelosi’s office read: “Mr. Pelosi was admitted to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital where he underwent successful surgery to repair a skull fracture and serious injuries to his right arm and hands.  His doctors expect a full recovery.”

David DePape, 42, allegedly ambushed Pelosi in his San Francisco home, shouting “Where is Nancy?”

Upon discovering Speaker Pelosi — who was in Washington, DC, at the time of the attack — was not home, DePape allegedly tried to tie up Paul and wait “until Nancy got home,” according to CNN.

Police officers responding to the home at around 2.30 a.m. Friday morning encountered DePape and Pelosi struggling over a hammer.

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DePape allegedly broke into the Pelosi home looking for the House speaker.
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David Depape
David DePape was identified as the alleged attacker.
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DePape allegedly got a hold of the tool, and began beating Pelosi with it until police were able to get him off and arrested him, San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said.

DePape was also taken to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Friday morning, but is under police custody.

The 42-year-old has been booked on charges of attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse and burglary.



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