BREAKING: SFPD reveal suspect in attack of Paul Pelosi, say motive is unknown

"Our 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."

Joshua Young North Carolina

San Francisco Police Chief William Scott gave an update Friday on the assault on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband, who was reportedly violently assaulted in the couple's San Francisco home around 2:27 am Friday morning. 

"The suspect has been identified as 42-year-old David DePape," Scott said. "Mr. Pelosi and Mr. DePape were transported to a local hospital for treatment."

"Early this morning, an assailant broke into the Pelosi residence in San Francisco and violently assaulted Mr. Pelosi. The assailant is in custody and the motivation for the attack is under investigation. Mr. Pelosi was taken to the hospital, where he is receiving excellent medical care and is expected to make a full recovery. The Speaker was not in San Francisco at the time," Chief Scott said.

"Our 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. Our officers immediately tackled the suspect disarmed him, took him into custody," Scott added.

Pelosi was taken to a nearby hospital and is expected to recover without incident. The person who broke into the home is in custody.

Chief Scott named the suspect as 42-year-old David DePape.

According to the Hill, DePape yelled "Where is Nancy? Where is Nancy?"

"Mr. DePape will be booked at San Francisco County jail on the following charges," Chief Scott said. "Attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, burglary and several several other additional felonies."

Local news reporter Ryan Yamamoto posted video of Pelosi's broken window on Twitter

According to Mission Local Columnist Joe Eskenazi, "My sources also name the suspect in this morning's hammer attack on Paul Pelosi as David DePape, born 1980, of Berkeley. He would appear to be a former Castro nudist protester. Things appear set to be bizarre for a while."

Berkeley is in Oakland, California.

This has been a rough year for 82-years-old Pelosi, who was charged with a DUI after crashing his car. He pled not guilty to those charges.


This is a breaking story and will be updated.

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