Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, was “violently assaulted” early Friday morning in their San Francisco home after the attacker broke into the residence, according to a statement from her office.
The statement said that Paul Pelosi was rushed to hospital where he received medical care and is expected to recover fully.
The speaker was not in San Francisco at the time of the assault.
The assailant is in custody, and an investigation is ongoing into the motivation for the attack.
“The Speaker and her family are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved and request privacy at this time,” Pelosi’s spokesman Drew Hammill said in a statement.