US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her husband Paul Pelosi arrive at the State Department for the Kennedy Center Honors State Department Dinner, Dec 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP PHOTO/KEVIN WOLF, FILE)

WASHINGTON – US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband was "violently assaulted" by an individual who broke into his home in San Francisco, California, early Friday, according to a spokesman.

"The assailant is in custody and the motivation for the attack is under investigation," Drew Hammill, an aide to Nancy Pelosi, said in a statement.

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A pair of FBI agents work outside the home of Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in San Francisco, Oct 28, 2022. (ERIC RISBERG / AP)

The speaker's husband, Paul Pelosi, was taken to the hospital, where the 82-year-old is receiving medical care and is expected to "make a full recovery," Hammill added.

Nancy Pelosi was not in San Francisco when the incident happened.