Video exhibits Paul Pelosi’s wrestle for hammer throughout assault

Video launched publicly Friday exhibits the husband of former U.S. Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi preventing together with his assailant for management of a hammer moments earlier than he was struck throughout a brutal assault within the couple’s San Francisco residence final yr.

The body-camera footage exhibits suspect David DePape wrest the instrument from Paul Pelosi, 82, and lunge towards him with the hammer over his head. The blow to Pelosi happens out of the digicam’s view and the officers — one among them cursing — rush into the home and bounce on DePape.

Pelosi, apparently unconscious, will be seen mendacity face down on the ground in his pajama prime and underwear. Officers later mentioned he awakened in a pool of his personal blood.