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Police bodycam footage shows moment of hammer attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband | US News

Police bodycam video has been released showing the moment a man attacked Nancy Pelosi’s husband with a hammer in his San Francisco home.

Officers walk to the front door and knock repeatedly – when it opens Mr Pelosi is holding the head of the hammer while the intruder is gripping the handle and trying to prise the 82-year-old’s hand away.

Mr Pelosi refuses to let go, before the suspect, David DePape, suddenly seizes control and lunges at him with the weapon.

It is at this point Sky News has decided to stop the footage.

Police rush in, jump on the attacker and push him face down on the ground as Mr Pelosi lies motionless next to him.

The 28 October attack knocked Mr Pelosi unconscious and he had surgery to repair a skull fracture and serious injuries to his right arm and hands.

Nancy Pelosi, the former US House speaker, was in Washington at the time.

She said earlier this week that she wasn’t sure if she would watch the video.

“I don’t even know if I will see that,” she said. “I mean, it would be a very hard thing to see an assault on my husband’s life, but I don’t know.”

The video is part of a collection of evidence newly released in the case.

It also includes some of Mr Pelosi’s 911 call, images from surveillance cameras and video from DePape’s police interview.

The surveillance video shows the suspect using a hammer to smash the glass of a door to get into the house.

DePape was indicted on attempted kidnapping and assault charges, as well as state charges of attempted
murder, assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, elder abuse, false imprisonment and threatening a public official.

He has denied the charges.

Immigration officials previously said he is a Canadian citizen who had been in the US illegally after entering as a visitor.

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