Miguel Almaguer, an NBC News journalist who was supposedly suspended for his November 4 story on Paul Pelosi’s attack, has shared photographs on Instagram showing his location after vanishing from public view.
Almaguer’s now-deleted story on NBC’s “Today” went viral when he revealed previously discovered information about the attack.
On October 28, David DePape, a 42-year-old Canadian illegal immigrant, allegedly attacked Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in their San Francisco residence. Apparently, the perpetrator meant to harm Nancy Pelosi, but she was out of the country at the time.
According to reports, Pelosi’s attacker allowed him to enter the restroom, where he was able to contact 911. Pelosi fought with DePape over a hammer at the front door of the residence when police came after she reportedly allowed them in.
But according to Almaguer’s account, Paul Pelosi unlocked the door for police and “did not immediately declare an emergency.”
As Aguilar reported at the time:
“Sources familiar with what unfolded in the Pelosi residence [told NBC News] … after a ‘knock and announce,’ the front door was opened by Mr. Pelosi.
“The 82-year-old did not immediately declare an emergency or try to leave his home but instead began walking several feet back into the foyer toward the assailant and away from police. It’s unclear if the 82-year-old was already injured or what his mental state was, say sources.
“According to court documents, when the officer asked what was going on, [DePape] smiled and said, ‘Everything’s good.’ But instantaneously, a struggle ensued, as police clearly saw David DePape strike Paul Pelosi in the head with a hammer. After tackling the suspect, officers rushed to Mr. Pelosi, who was lying in a pool of blood.”
Almaguer added, “Why Pelosi didn’t try to flee or tell responding officers he was in distress is unclear.”
NBC on Paul Pelosi:
“The front door was opened by Mr. Pelosi. He did not declare an emergency or try to leave his home, instead began walking several feet back towards the assailant and away from police." pic.twitter.com/PArqbcPAWB
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) November 4, 2022
Pelosi sustained a fractured head and arm injuries.
Almaguer’s article was promptly retracted with an editor’s note stating, “This piece has been removed from publication because it did not meet NBC News reporting standards.”
A source within NBC informed Fox News Digital that Almaguer’s story was withdrawn because it cited a “biased” source. Aside from this statement, NBC has not indicated how Almaguer failed in his reporting.
Almaguer was allegedly suspended, although NBC has not verified this.
Many began to question the actual circumstances of the night of the attack after reading his story.
DePape has now been charged with the attempted kidnapping and assault of a federal official’s direct family member.
Almaguer ceased posting on social media and withdrew from public view when NBC pulled his story, until the Daily Mail spotted him on video at a local California grocery carrying a bunch of flowers on November 16.
Until last week, when he shared images of himself with his parents in Barcelona, Spain, he was once again absent. On the Instagram post, his friends wished him a good Thanksgiving.
In Paris, he shared another set of photographs with him and his family eight days later.
Almaguer has not yet responded to calls for comment on his account of Pelosi’s attack. Neither of Almaguer’s posts included any specifics in the captions, other than his location.