NBC News DELETES bombshell report claiming Paul Pelosi DID NOT indicate danger to cops before attack

The now-deleted NBC report cited that Paul Pelosi did not indicate an emergency and 'walked several feet back into the house, away from the cops'

NBC News DELETES bombshell report claiming Paul Pelosi DID NOT indicate danger to cops before attack
NBC News reported that, after the cops arrived, Paul Pelosi (L) walked back to the intruder, David DePape (R) who later struck him with a hammer (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/ Inside Edition/YouTube)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: NBC News has mysteriously pulled back a report that claimed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, did not indicate he was in any danger or distress when cops showed up at his home. NBC report claimed on Friday morning, November 4, that after the police arrived, Pelosi who opened the door, seemed calm and instead "walked several feet back into the house, away from the cops," just prior to the hammer attack on him. 

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The reporting police who had arrived at his San Francisco home after a cryptic 911 call to conduct a wellness check were “seemingly unaware they had been called to the home of the speaker of the House.” The now-deleted report also cited that it was not clear what Pelosi's mental state was when he reportedly stepped away from the police and into the direction of his attacker David DePape, who allegedly broke into his house with a hammer and later struck Pelosi with it. However, by Friday afternoon, NBC pulled back the reports with the explanation, “The piece should not have aired because it did not meet NBC News reporting standards," reported Daily Mail

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The NBC report contradicted the San Francisco police report that suggested Pelosi “nervously but calmly greeted” officers in a dimly lit foyer where both men stood. An officer asked what was going on and DePape responded “everything’s good” before a flashlight revealed he was holding a hammer with one hand and Pelosi’s arm with the other, reported New York Post. “Mr. Pelosi had his hand on the top of the handle near the hammer itself,” the report stated. Police then ordered for DePape to drop the hammer, to which he replied, “Um nope” and struck Pelosi in the head with full force leaving him unconscious. 

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It was only after that the Police stormed into the house and tackled DePape and arrested him. Pelosi was knocked unconscious and unresponsive for three minutes and later woke up in a pool of his own blood. He was rushed to the hospital and underwent surgery for a skull fracture and was released on Thursday, November 3. DePape later told investigators he wanted to hold Nancy Pelosi captive and talk to her.

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He said that if the speaker told "the truth" he would let her go, and if she "lied" he would "break her kneecaps." DePape said, "She would then have to be wheeled into Congress, which would show other Members of Congress there were consequences to actions," reported Daily Mail. DePape was formally charged with attempted murder in court in San Francisco on Tuesday afternoon. He pleaded not guilty to charges against him, including assault, attempted murder, and attempted kidnapping.

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