"The suspect took the hammer from the Mr. Pelosi and violently assaulted the victim with it."
The Police Chief William Scott said: "Our officers immediately confronted the suspect, and disarmed the suspect,
The police took him into custody, demanded an emergency backup and then rendered medical assistance."
Both Pelosi and DePape were taken to the hospital after the incident.
The attack left Pelosi hospitalized, but he is expected to make a full recovery
after having surgery that was successful for a skull fracture According to Drew Hammill,
Additionally, he sustained serious injuries to his left arm as well as both hands.
Hammill said that DePape threatened Paul Pelosi's life while demanding to see his wife.