Pelosi’s husband ‘assaulted’ at home, attacker in custody

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her husband Paul Pelosi arrive at the State Department for the Kennedy Center Honors State Department Dinner, Dec 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP PHOTO/KEVIN WOLF, FILE)

WASHINGTON – US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband was "violently assaulted" by an individual who broke into his home in San Francisco, California, early Friday, according to a spokesman.

"The assailant is in custody and the motivation for the attack is under investigation," Drew Hammill, an aide to Nancy Pelosi, said in a statement.

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A pair of FBI agents work outside the home of Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in San Francisco, Oct 28, 2022. (ERIC RISBERG / AP)

The speaker's husband, Paul Pelosi, was taken to the hospital, where the 82-year-old is receiving medical care and is expected to "make a full recovery," Hammill added.

Nancy Pelosi was not in San Francisco when the incident happened.