WASHINGTON (AP) — The San Francisco District Attorney denies conspiracy theories in the case. Attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Husbandconfirmed that the perpetrators broke into the couple’s San Francisco home and were targeting Democratic leaders when confronted by Paul Pelosi.
District Attorney Brooke Jenkins is expected to formally announce charges against 42-year-old David DePap on Monday. “Where’s Nancy?” Before police announced he had beaten the speaker’s 82-year-old husband with a hammer. Depape He was arrested on charges of attempted murder and elder abuse.
“When the suspect entered Pelosi’s house, he was actually looking for Ms. Pelosi,” Jenkins told reporters in San Francisco late Sunday.
“Another thing is to clarify that there were only two people in the home when police arrived, Mr. Pelosi and the suspect, and there were no third parties,” she said.
“There is nothing to suggest that the two knew each other prior to this incident.”
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in the toxic political climateone week before midterm electionstensions are rising due to record security threats to lawmakers and other officials.
Paul Pelosi is hospitalized in San Francisco after undergoing surgery for a fractured skull and other injuries. have their own security protection, but their families are not.
attack is Jan 6, 2021 Riots at the Capitol, when a mob trying to overturn Donald Trump’s Joe Biden election loss stormed the hall and eerily called “Where’s Nancy?” Depapu also brought zip ties to Pelosi’s home, two of his sources who explained the situation told his Associated Press. The person, who could not discuss details of the investigation publicly, spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.
After Paul Pelosi called 911, police were dispatched to his home in the posh Pacific Heights neighborhood around 2:20 am on Friday. Jenkins said DePappe broke into the back door and went upstairs to confront Paul Pelosi. Police said they arrived to see the two men wrestling with hammers when DePappe hit Pelosi at least once before being tackled by officers.
The incident raised new security concerns for lawmakers and other elected officials ahead of the midterm elections.
When Nearly 10,000 threats against MPs last year, the US Capitol Police advised lawmakers to take precautionary measures.Tom Munger, who heads the U.S. Capitol Police Department, said the threat from lone-wolf attackers is growing and the most serious threat facing the police is Historically high number of threats against lawmakersthousands more than just a few years ago.
The speaker’s husband’s beatings are followed by other attacks and threats.This summer, the man with the gun, the knife and the zip ties Arrested near the home of Judge Brett Kavanaugh in Maryland after threatening to kill the judge. Senator Scalis was seriously injured.
Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., was one of those who downplayed the attack on Paul Pelosi, tweeting a joke about the incident’s Halloween costume.
Associated Press writer Michael Balsamo contributed to this report.