Paul Pelosi Reportedly Made Cryptic ‘Life-Saving’ 911 Call From Bathroom While Attacker Was in Home
Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), called 911 and spoke in code to a dispatcher while an intruder was inside his house Friday morning, law enforcement officials said.
Paul Pelosi, who was attacked with a hammer by a man who was looking for the speaker, allegedly told the intruder that he needed to go to the restroom, where he had his phone charging, an unnamed law enforcement officer told CNN.
San Francisco Police Department Chief Bill Scott did not confirm that Pelosi was talking in code to the 911 operator but credited the dispatcher for understanding that Paul Pelosi needed help.
“Based on her experience and her intuition, she basically figured out that there was something more to this incident than what she was being told,” Scott said of the dispatcher. “Her actions, in my opinion, resulted in both a higher priority dispatch and a faster police response. I think this was life-saving.”
The alleged assailant was identified as David Depape, 42, and was not previously known by the United States Capitol Police or on any watch lists, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins said.
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“Early this morning, an assailant broke into the Pelosi residence in San Francisco and violently assaulted Mr. Pelosi,” Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said in a statement. “Mr. Pelosi was taken to the hospital, where he is receiving excellent medical care and is expected to make a full recovery.
“The Speaker and her family are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved, and request privacy at this time.”
The attack shocked many politicians in Washington, generating an outpouring of condolences and condemnation from congressional leaders, according to the CNN report.
Special Agents with the California field office of the Capitol Police responded first to the assault report at the speaker’s home. A team of investigators from the department’s Threat Assessment Section was simultaneously dispatched from the east coast to assist FBI and San Francisco Police investigators.
This is an excerpt from The Washington Examiner.