Paul Pelosi was released from the hospital following the hammer attack.



Six days after being attacked with a hammer at his house, Paul Pelosi, the husband of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was released from the hospital.

The second in line to the US presidency, Nancy Pelosi, said that her 82-year-old husband was still receiving medical attention at home, surrounded by family.

After the attack, Mr. Pelosi underwent surgery to treat his fractured skull and wounds to his right arm and hands.

Last Friday, a burglar struck him at the San Francisco residence.

Prosecutors claim the suspect broke into the home with the intent of kidnapping Mrs. Pelosi; they have described the incident as a politically motivated attack.

Mrs Pelosi said her husband was grateful to police and medical staff for “their excellent and compassionate life-saving treatment he received after the violent assault in our home”.

Paul remains under doctors’ care as he continues to progress on a long recovery process and convalescence,” her statement added. “He is now home surrounded by his family who request privacy.

According to report, the suspect in the attack, 42-year-old Canadian national David DePape, allegedly forced his way into the Pelosis’ residence in the early hours of last Friday, confronting Mr Pelosi in his bedroom and stating that “he was looking for Nancy”.

The Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday night that the Canadian national was in the US illegally and could face eventual deportation.

Mr DePape – who is currently being held without bail – pleaded not guilty this week to a number of charges, including attempted murder.

The Department of Justice has also charged him with two federal crimes of attempted kidnapping of a federal official and assaulting an immediate family member of a US official.


Paul Pelosi was violently assaulted by an intruder at the couple’s San Francisco home early on Friday| Getty images


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