10:38 AM PT -- SFPD Chief William Scott says when cops arrived they saw Paul and the suspect, David Depape, fighting over a hammer, the suspect struck Paul with the weapon.
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Officers then tackled DePape, and both men ended up needing medical treatment. DePape's been charged with attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse and burglary.
DePape's social media show he's posted about the election being stolen, false claims about COVID vaccine dangers and criticizing the conviction of Derek Chauvin for George Floyd's murder.
10:02 AM PT -- Video from the Pelosi house shows a smashed back window -- presumably how the man made his way inside.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi's husband, Paul, is hospitalized after a hammer-wielding attacker allegedly broke into the Pelosi home.
The incident went down Friday morning in San Francisco, according to Speaker Pelosi's spokesman, who says the alleged attacker "violently assaulted Mr. Pelosi" after breaking into the house. It's unclear exactly what Paul's injuries are, but he had to be rushed to a hospital.
Pelosi's spokesman says, "The Assailant is in custody and the motivation for the attack is under investigation." He adds that Paul is still in the hospital for treatment, and is "expected to make a full recovery."
CNNfirst reported the alleged attacker used a hammer during the assault.
Speaker Pelosi wasn't in the home during the incident, and we don't know if this was a targeted attack.
It's been a rough couple of months for Paul -- he pled guilty to DUI in August ... receiving a sentence of 3 years probation and 5 days jail time, with 4 days of credit for time served.
BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: @SpeakerPelosi’s house VANDALIZED with red paint, PIGS HEAD & spray-painted message “$2K (crossed out)... CANCEL RENT... WE WANT EVERYTHING”. City called to clean up at 3am & police attempting to stop photos of scene. Media SILENT. pic.twitter.com/LD1jfZIvco
As we reported, somebody left Rep. Pelosi a very disturbing message at her SF home back in 2021 ... spray-painting "Cancel Rent!" and "We Want Everything" in big black letters on her door. Also, what looks like a pig's head and fake blood were also staged in front of her garage.
So, the Pelosi home, at least, has been a target in the past.