The husband of US House of Representatives Speaker- Nancy Pelosi has been violently assaulted after a break-in at their California home.
According to a spokesperson, 82-year-old Paul Pelosi was taken to hospital and is expected to make a full recovery while the yet-to-be-named suspect is in custody with the motive for the attack still unclear.
Mrs. Pelosi was not at the San Francisco residence when the incident took place on Friday morning.
It was reported that the attacker had specifically targeted the residence using a hammer to gain entry, but it is unclear if it was used to attack Mr. Pelosi.
Mrs. Pelosi is one of the most powerful politicians in the country following her reelection to a fourth term as Speaker of the House of Representatives in 2021, making her second in line to the presidency after Vice-President Kamala Harris.