Paul Pelosi never let officers know he was in distress, just seconds before he walked into his house where a man beat him to death with a hammer, new details have revealed.
The 82-year-old husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi instead smiled at the officers who responded to the high-priority 911 call at the San Francisco home last week, according to court documents, and said that ‘everything is good’.
Rather than tell officers he needed help, or try to flee the house, Pelosi withdrew to the foyer where police saw the attacker hit him with a hammer, sources close to the investigation said. NBC news.
It is not clear if he was already injured or what his mental state was when he was attacked.
It was also revealed by sources that the responding officers apparently did not know that it was the home of Nancy Pelosi, who is being given security details and who was in Washington, DC at the time of the attack.
Paul Pelosi was released from hospital for six days after being attacked by a man with a hammer
Secret Service agents were pictured outside the home of US President Nancy Pelosi on Thursday after her husband Paul Pelosi was released from the hospital.
Paul Pelosi returned home on Thursday after being released from the hospital, the same San Francisco residence where he was attacked a week ago.
David DePape, 42, is accused of breaking into Pelosi’s home and hitting Paul Pelosi in the head with a hammer and planning to take his wife Nancy, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, hostage and cut her kneecaps. break.
DePape was carrying zip ties when he broke into the home of Paul and Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, shouting “Where’s Nancy” — the same phrase used by Capitol rioters on Jan.
DePape was formally charged with attempted murder in San Francisco court on Tuesday afternoon. He pleaded not guilty to charges against him, including assault, attempted murder and attempted kidnapping.
Immigration officials confirmed Thursday morning that the suspect — Canadian-born DePape, who is in custody — entered the US illegally by crossing the Mexican border in 2008.
“The Pelosi family is grateful for the wonderful outpouring of love, support and prayers from around the world,” Pelosi’s office said in a statement.
“Paul is grateful to the 911 operator, emergency services, trauma care team, ICU staff and all ZSFGH medical staff for their outstanding and compassionate life-saving treatment he received following the violent attack in our home,” the statement said. .
“Paul will remain under doctor’s care as he continues a long recovery and recovery process. He is now at home, surrounded by his family who ask for privacy.’
David DePape is accused of breaking into Pelosi’s house and attacking him with a hammer
The attack occurred after 2 hours near Pacific Heights
Doctors operated on Pelosi, a successful investor, to treat a skull fracture he sustained while struggling with his attacker.
Police say they arrived at Pelosi’s home around 2 a.m. Friday to find Pelosi and DePape both holding a hammer.
They say DePape pryed it away and used it to hit Pelosi on the head, knocking Pelosi unconscious. The chairman’s office said Mr Pelosi is expected to make a full recovery after the attack.
The US Capitol Police said on Thursday that they are investigating security procedures for the many lawmakers receiving some form of protection. The Speaker herself has a 24-hour security detective who travels with her.
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