On Friday, the husband of the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, was attacked by an intruder at their home in San Francisco.
Police say Paul Pelosi managed to call emergency health services during the incident.
The 911 operator knew something was wrong from what he could hear and alerted the police.
The San Francisco Police Department confirmed in a press conference on Friday night that Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was somehow able to call emergency health services. He was attacked with a hammer, allowing the dispatch to respond.
Police Chief William Scott said that when Officer Paul Pelosi arrived and the attackers were standing at the entrance to the house, each was holding a hammer.
He confirmed that Paul Pelosi called the emergency health services, following media reports that he secretly called the emergency health services so that the intruder would not know and speak in this way without distancing himself from the caller. what was happening.
Sources told the Los Angeles Times that Paul Pelosi told the intruder he needed to use the bathroom and called emergency services after he left, leaving the line open. The Times overheard receptionist Heather Grimes talking to Paul Pelosi and the intruder and alerted police to the situation.
A source familiar with the situation gave similar details to CNN, John Miller, chief of law enforcement and intelligence analyst, said Paul Pelosi secretly called emergency health services and left the line. . He said when the receptionist Grimes answered, no one answered, but he could hear a conversation in the background and feel that something was wrong. He turned up the volume to listen.
“Paul Pelosi is basically trying to tell him in code what’s going on: ‘Why are you here? What are you going to do to me? I mean, you can imagine how he’s trying not to tell the attacker 911 listens, ”Miller said.
Based on what he heard, Grimes called for a high-priority wellness check at home, he said. When the agents arrived, they saw the intruder grappling with a hammer before hitting Pelosi with a hammer, according to Miller, who did it all on camera footage of the body.
Although police did not confirm details of the 911 call reported by CNN and the LA Times, the chief commended Grimes for his actions at the press conference on Friday night.
“I want to acknowledge and thank my receptionist Heather Grimes again for her insight, for her quick thinking. She had to interpret what she was being told and based on her experience and intuition, she basically found that there was more to this incident than what she was being told, “Scott said.” Her actions, in my view, have led to a high priority dispatch and rapid police response. “
The San Francisco Police Department and Capitol Police did not immediately respond to an insider’s request for more information.
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