‘So far so good’: Paul Pelosi recovering after surgery for skull fracture from hammer attack, says son

‘So far so good’: Paul Pelosi recovering after surgery for skull fracture from hammer attack, says son
Paul Pelosi, the husband of Nancy Pelosi, underwent surgery after being attacked with a hammer by an intruder (Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Paul Pelosi, the husband of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is recovering from surgery after being attacked with a hammer by a 42-year-old suspect, David Depape, at the couple's San Francisco home. Speaking from Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital following his father's surgery, Paul Pelosi Jr said, “So far so good, so far so good," reports Fox News.

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As previously reported, Paul was attacked by the suspect who broke into his home in the early morning hours of October 28, shouting, "Where Nancy, where is Nancy?" in search of the Democratic leader, and suffered a fractured skull and injuries to his right arm and hands. San Francisco Police Chief William Scott told reporters as late as the day of the attack that police had received a call at 2.27 am about a burglary at the home. When they arrived, they found Paul and the assailant David, struggling with a hammer, Bloomberg reports. David who struck Paul in the head was then arrested. 

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Following the arrest, Nancy Pelosi, who was in Washington at the time of the attack, wrote in a letter to her congressional colleagues on October 29, "Yesterday morning, a violent man broke into our family home, demanded to confront me and brutally attacked my husband Paul. Our children, our grandchildren and I are heartbroken and traumatized by the life-threatening attack on our Pop. We are grateful for the quick response of law enforcement and emergency services, and for the life-saving medical care he is receiving." She further added by saying, "Please know that the outpouring of prayers and warm wishes from so many in the Congress is a comfort to our family and is helping Paul make progress with his recovery. His condition continues to improve. 

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We are also comforted by the words of the Book of Isaiah: “Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” We thank you and pray for the continued safety and well-being of your family." 

David is now facing charges of attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, burglary, and several other additional felonies. 

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