US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, has been attacked at the couple’s home in San Francisco, according to a statement by the politician’s office on Friday.
“Early this morning, an assailant broke into the Pelosi residence in San Francisco and violently assaulted Mr. Pelosi,” the statement reads, adding that the suspect is now in custody and his motives are being investigated.
Paul Pelosi is receiving medical attention at an undisclosed hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, the statement says.
The speaker herself was not in San Francisco at the time of the break-in.
“The Speaker and her family are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved, and request privacy at this time,” the statement concludes.
The incident occurred after it was revealed earlier this month that Pelosi, who as speaker of the House of Representatives is also the de facto leader of the Democratic Party, said she would have physically assaulted former president Donald Trump if he had appeared on Capitol Hill during the riots in Washington.