42-Year-Old MAGA Supporter David Depepe Attacked Paul Pelosi With Hammer: 'Where's Nancy?'
Paul Pelosi, 82, 'is in brain surgery' after 2am hammer attack at his $6m San Fran home: Attacker, 42, smashed through glass doors, tried to tie him up and shouted 'where's Nancy?' before battering his head - as FBI investigates
The assailant who violently assaulted Nancy Pelosi's husband with a hammer on early Friday morning was looking for the speaker herself when he broke into their San Francisco home, shouting 'Where is Nancy? Where's Nancy?' Speaker Pelosi was in Washington D.C. when Paul Pelosi, 82, was brutally attacked. He was taken to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and is undergoing brain surgery, NBC News reported. The speaker's office said he is expected to recover. San Francisco Police Department identified the suspect as 42-year-old David Depape. He will be booked at San Francisco county jail several charges, including-attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, and several other additional felonies. Depape entered the Pelosi residence through a sliding glass door at the back of the house. Aerial footage showed broken panes of smashed glass at a door to their home. His target was Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Instead, Depape found her husband of 59 years. He confronted Paul Pelosi, yelling: 'Where is Nancy? Where is Nancy?.' Depape tried to tie up Paul Pelosi 'until Nancy got home.' When police arrived, the suspect told them: 'We're waiting for Nancy,' CNN reported. San Francisco Police Chief William Scott indicated there was some type of confrontation between the two men involving a hammer. But it was unclear who the hammer belonged to - if Depape brought it with him or if Paul Pelosi had it for defensive reasons. Scott said when his officers entered the home, they '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. Our officers immediately tackled the suspect, disarmed him, took him into custody, requested emergency backup and rendered medical aid.' Scott noted 'the motive for this attack is still being determined.' He did not answer any questions when he made a short statement to the media. Depape's social media showed he posted conspiracy theories about the origins of the covid epidemic, about the validity of the 2020 election, and on the January 6th insurrection on Capitol Hill. The assault on Paul Pelosi occurred at 2:27 a.m. at the Pelosis' $6 million property in the exclusive San Francisco neighborhood of Pacific Heights. Source