The United States Justice released this Friday the shocking videos that show
the attack suffered by Paul Pelosi
- the husband of the former speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi - last October, when a criminal surprised him at home looking for his wife.
These are two recordings that were shared by the US authorities in which both the moment the
attacker enters the couple's home is seen as well as when he is intercepted by the police and begins to hit the victim strongly in front of them.
The images date from October 28, the day the event happened at the home that the Democratic leader shares with her husband in San Francisco, California.
It was there that a man - identified as David DePape, 42 - broke into the house shouting "Where's Nancy?"
She, for her part, was in Washington at the time.
Three months after the fact, the videos in which everything was recorded were released.
The first belongs to the security camera of the home and the attacker is seen arriving at the place and breaking one of the openings to enter.
The second is more impressive.
It lasts one minute and 39 seconds and shows the officers arriving at the house and knocking on the door after Pelosi was able to call 911 after convincing the attacker to let him go to the bathroom, where his phone was charging.
When the door opens, the husband of the US politician and the assailant are seen at the entrance, both standing and facing forward, holding the same hammer.
"What's going on?" an officer is heard asking, to which DePape replies that everything is fine as a barefoot Pelosi remains silent.
It is then that the assailant grabs with his other hand the arm with which Pelosi was holding the hammer, while Pelosi complains, and the police officers, who were shining a flashlight on them, yell to drop him.
The attacker answers no.
And when he gets Pelosi to stop grabbing him he gives her a hammer blow, which is not explicitly seen in the video.
Consequently, one of the officers is heard screaming as they all enter the house and pounce on the man.
By that time, Pelosi was already injured, lying motionless on the ground and with a bloody shirt.
DePape was finally arrested at the end of said recording and the husband of the then speaker of the Lower House was taken to Zuckerberg General Hospital and operated on for a fractured skull and various serious injuries to his right arm and hands.
The dissemination of the images by the San Francisco Superior Court occurs after different media, such as CNN, had requested that they be made public because what happened called for "transparency."
This Thursday, Nancy Pelosi told the press that she had not yet seen the video and that she did not know if she would.
"It would be very hard to see an attack on my husband's life," added the congresswoman, noting that although Paul Pelosi is recovering little by little, it will still take "at least three months" to return to normal.
With information from agencies
With information from agencies
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