Paul Pelosi released from hospital after skull fracture from hammer attack
The incident is one of three assaults that have been reported
At the time of the incident he was a congressional leader
Pelosi is in a Philadelphia hospital, his private physician says
His condition was upgraded to fair from fair after recent x-ray
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi returned to his Capitol Hill office on Wednesday night after undergoing treatment for a mild concussion after being attacked with a hammer.
The incident is one of three assault reports reported since the election of Donald Trump, who now has the presidency.
At the time, Pelosi was a congressional leader. The congresswoman, 66, did not respond to requests for comment.
In early October, Democratic Representative Ben Ray Luján was injured in an attack in California while visiting a friend. The congressman was also a leader at the time.
In the late morning hours of Wednesday, September 24, in a Capitol Hill office, a young man attacked Pelosi. The attack occurred after the congresswoman and her aides opened the door to her office, according to police.
The man reportedly pounded his head five times against a metal beam while he held a hammer.
The attacker suffered minor to moderate injuries and Pelosi was treated at an area hospital for concussion symptoms, her private physician, Dr. David Smith, said.
In the case of Representative Luján, Capitol Police described him as “having a mild concussion, and he has been released from the hospital.”
In the case of the Capitol Hill attack, at least four individuals, who were all strangers to Pelosi, attacked him.
At least one of the individuals was arrested by Capitol Police Wednesday. Police identified the man as 37-year-old Robert Allen, of South Carolina.
“Mr. Allen is being held on a criminal warrant in the case,” police spokesman Sgt. Pete McDonough said.
It is not clear whether Allen was the attacker in the incident involving Pelosi or whether an attempt was made to assault the lawmaker with a hammer before the Capitol Hill incident.