Friday, police disclosed the identification of the man who reportedly attacked Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, at their San Francisco residence early Friday morning.
Friday’s police briefing revealed that cops were summoned to the Pelosis’ residence at 2:27 a.m.
Bill Scott, the police chief, informed reporters that upon entry, they found a guy, later identified as 42-year-old David DePape, in a battle with Paul Pelosi using a hammer.
“Officers observed Mr. Pelosi and the suspect both holding a hammer. The suspect pulled the hammer away from Mr. Pelosi and violently assaulted him with it,” he said.
Scott reported that cops swiftly tackled, disarmed, and arrested the man.
Both Pelosi and DePape were reportedly sent to a local hospital for treatment.
The motivation for the attack is “still being established,” Scott said, adding that San Francisco police were heading the investigation alongside the FBI, U.S. attorney’s office, U.S. Capitol Police, and San Francisco district attorney Brooke Jenkins, who was present at the briefing.
The police chief stated that DePape will be charged with attempted homicide, assault with a dangerous weapon, elder abuse, burglary, “and several other additional felonies.”
Scott and Jenkins stated that the reason was unknown, but CBS News reported on Friday that the suspect intended to imprison Paul Pelosi, 82, until his wife returned.
The outlet, which cited “a source briefed on the assault,” said the suspect was shouting “Where is Nancy? Where is Nancy?” when he entered the home.
The House speaker was not in San Francisco at the time of the incident, according to a statement from her office.
“The Speaker and her family are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved, and request privacy at this time,” Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said.
Paul Pelosi is receiving great medical care and is expected to make a full recovery, according to Hammill.
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Many public officials across the political spectrum expressed their shock over the attack.
“What happened to Paul Pelosi last night is horrific. Heidi & I are praying for him & Nancy & the entire Pelosi family. May God’s protection be upon them. We can have our political differences, but violence is always wrong & unacceptable,” Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted. CONTINUE READING…