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42-year-old David DePape allegedly broke into the home of Nancy Pelosi and violent attacked her husband, Paul, with a hammer. He was hospitalized.
DePape was allegedly yelling, “Where is Nancy?” She was in Washington, D.C. at the time. The attack happened around 2:00 a.m.
DePape was arrested and booked on felony charges. He’s suspected of attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, burglary, and more alleged offenses.
DePape’s daughter claims he also “physically and sexually abused” her as well as her siblings when they were “very young” up until about 2008.
Paul Pelosi underwent surgery after the attack, but he is expected to make a full recovery. Mr. Pelosi recently pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and causing serious injury. A judge sentenced him to five days in jail and three years of probation.
A look into DePape’s background reveals that he spread numerous conspiracy theories and hate speech online.
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The case is being jointly investigated by San Francisco police, the FBI, U.S. Capitol Police and federal and local prosecutors, Scott said.Scott said DePape will be booked into jail on attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse and other felony charges.
Scott later confirmed that DePape remained in the hospital. While he could not say anything about his medical condition, he assured reporters he would be booked on felony charges.
Scott also noted that the incident was not a random break-in and assault.
“We also know, based on our investigation at this point, that this was not a random act. This was intentional. And it’s wrong. Our elected officials are here to do the business of their cities, of their counties, of their states and this nation,” a visibly upset Scott said. “Their families don’t sign up for this to be harmed, and it is wrong. And everybody should be disgusted about what happened this morning.”