The alleged attacker of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband with an hammer in his head, after forcing his way into the couple’s San Francisco home, will reportedly face charges of attempted murder and other felonies, authorities say.
Police have not offered a motive for Friday’s assault on Paul Pelosi, 82, who according to his wife’s office underwent surgery for a skull fracture and injuries to his hands and right arm.
There were no updates on his condition over the weekend other than the doctors’ expecting a full recovery.
The attack was “not a random act, “San Francisco Police Chief William Scott said.
The FBI and Capitol Police are also part of the joint investigation.
The 82-year-old Nancy Pelosi, who was in Washington at the time of the assault, flew to San Francisco hours after the attack to be with her husband.
In a statement released by Nancy Pelosi on Saturday she said “a violent man broke into our family home, demanded to confront me and brutally attacked my husband Paul.”
“Our children, our grandchildren and I are heartbroken and traumatized by the life-threatening attack on our Pop,” she said in the brief statement, addressed to her congressional colleagues.
“Please know that the outpouring of prayers and warm wishes from so many in the Congress is a comfort to our family and is helping Paul make progress with his recovery,” she wrote. “His condition continues to improve.”