NBC News Reporter Suspended Over Retracted Paul Pelosi Story

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NBC News has suspended reporter Miguel Almaguer after he reported a now-retracted story claiming that Paul Pelosi did not say he was in an emergency situation when he made a call to police after a stranger broke into his California home.

In the since-deleted clip, Almaguer reported that sources familiar with the incident had told him that officers who responded to Pelosi’s call were “seemingly unaware they had been called to the home of the speaker of the House” and that Pelosi didn’t “declare an emergency.”

NBC News removed the report, which contradicted a federal affidavit, from their website the day it aired, writing that the segment “should not have aired because it did not meet NBC News reporting standards.” (RELATED: ‘He Was Looking For Me’: Pelosi Says Attack On Husband Will Impact Her Retirement Plans)

Pelosi’s suspected attacker, David DePape, allegedly forced his way into Nancy and Paul Pelosi’s San Francisco home wielding a hammer. The intruder reportedly yelled “Where’s Nancy?” as he made his way upstairs, where Paul was sleeping, with a hammer, zip ties and duct tape.

Pelosi said he made the 911 call secretly after telling the attacker he had to use the bathroom. Keeping the line with the call open, Pelosi told his alleged attacker that he would wait for his wife, according to reports.

Several outlets have published contradictory reporting on the still developing story. The Los Angeles Times reported that the intruder knew Pelosi was on the phone, while the New York Post reported the opposite.

NBC News also reported that there was a third person in the house with Pelosi and DePape, a claim which District Attorney Jenkins contradicted, saying that only two individuals were inside but that it was unclear which individual opened the door.

NBC News did not respond to the Daily Caller’s request for comment.