A bodycam video released by a California court on Friday shows the moment Paul Pelosi was attacked by a hammer wielding intruder last fall.
The October 28 attack on Paul Pelosi, the husband of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, left the 82-year-old with a fractured skull.
In the footage, police are shown knocking on Pelosi’s front door. The door opens to reveal Paul Pelosi being threatened with a hammer by suspect David DePape, who is also holding onto him.
When an officer asks, "What's going on, man?” DePape replies, “Everything is good.”
When the officers notice that DePape, who has grabbed Pelosi's wrist, is struggling with him over a hammer, one of them yells, “Drop the hammer!” while shining a flashlight inside the home.
DePape calls back, “Ummm, hope.” Then he begins to pull the hammer back and Pelosi responds, "Hey! Hey, hey, hey!"
The hammer then pulls free of Pelosi’s hand and DePape charges at Pelosi, swinging the hammer at his head as he lunges at him while he steps backwards.
It is at this point that the responding officers charge into the home and place DePape in custody.
The incident lasted only 15 seconds, court documents revealed.
San Francisco police arrived at the home at approximately 2:30 a.m. They discovered Pelosi in his pyjamas and the suspect in shorts, running shoes and as sweatshirt, a court document said.
"The two officers opened the door to see the foyer of the Pelosi residence, Mr. Pelosi, wearing a long-sleeved shirt, DePape in shorts, running shoes and a sweatshirt, and DePape and Mr. Pelosi jointly gripping a hammer," the indictment read.
DePape, 42, has pleaded not guilty to all state charges in the case, which include attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse. He has also pleaded not guilty to federal charges, including assaulting an immediate family member of a federal official and attempted kidnapping of a federal officer.
Pelosi told reporters on Friday that she would not comment on the new footage, according to Fox News. "I'm not going to say anything right now, but I may shortly,” she said.
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