A reporter from NBC News on Sunday walked back a previous claim that there was a third person inside Paul Pelosi’s home when he got attacked by a man with a hammer.
“The SFPD also says that there were only TWO people inside the Pelosi home (Paul Pelosi and DePape) when they responded, clarifying statements made at Friday’s press conference which seemed to indicate there was a third person inside the home who opened the door,” NBC investigative correspondent Tom Winter posted on social media Sunday afternoon.
MORE: The SFPD also says that there were only TWO people inside the Pelosi home (Paul Pelosi and DePape) when they responded, clarifying statements made at Friday’s press conference which seemed to indicate there was a third person inside the home who opened the door. (2/2)
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) October 30, 2022
It was just earlier in the morning that same day when Winter appeared on Chuck Todd’s Meet the Press and said that there was a third person inside the home who opened the door for police entry.
Winter’s previous report was likely based on the account of San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott, who said during a Friday evening press conference that a third person opened the door for the police.
“When the officers arrived and knocked on the front door of the residence this morning the door was opened by someone inside and the officers observed through the open door, Mr. Pelosi and the suspect Mr. DePape inside the entryway of the home,” stated Scott.
Scott said that police came to the residence to discover Pelosi and suspect David DePape fighting over a hammer. Upon being ordered to drop the object, DePape allegedly pulled the hammer from Pelosi and struck him on the head, said Scott.
The San Francisco police chief stated that Pelosi was “struck at least once” before officers stepped in to physically restrain DePape.
The bizarre story has continued to develop; some reports are now alleging that the suspect involved in the attack, David DePape, is a “longtime” illegal alien who has resided in California for years. A recent exclusive by ABC claimed to interview his former partner, who claimed DePape is a “mentally ill” man that once believed he was Jesus Christ and lived in a hippie commune in Berkeley, California.