NBC News hits back at report there was a third person inside the house during Paul Pelosi’s attack

NBC News returned to a report Sunday that there was a third person at Paul Pelosi’s home during the attack.

“The SFPD also says there were only TWO people inside the Pelosi home (Paul Pelosi and DePape) when they responded, clarifying statements made at Friday’s press conference that seemed to indicate that there was a third person inside the house who opened the door,” NBC investigative correspondent Tom Winter wrote on social media Sunday afternoon.

Winter reported Sunday morning on Meet the press that there was a third person inside the house, who opened the door to the police.

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said there was a third person at a Friday night press conference when he recounted details of what happened when police arrived on site.

“When officers arrived and knocked on the front door of the residence this morning, the door was opened by someone inside and officers observed through the open door Mr. Pelosi and the suspect Mr. DePape inside the entrance to the house,” Scott said.

He said officers at the scene stayed outside the house and spotted Pelosi and DePape inside the entryway, each struggling with a hammer.

When officers ordered the pair to drop the hammer, Scott said, DePape allegedly pulled the hammer out of Pelosi and hit him in the head.

He said Pelosi was “punched at least once” before officers tackled DePape to the ground.


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