Suspect wielding a hammer who broke into the house of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi When suspected of assault her husband Paul Pelosi Identified as 42-year-old David Depape.
Depp has been charged with various charges, including attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse and robbery, San Francisco Police Chief William Scott said at a news conference.
What we know about the assault: Suspect attacked Nancy Pelosi’s husband facing attempted murder, other charges
Here’s what we know about DePape so far:
Who is David Depp?
Depp, 42, is from Berkeley, California.
He grew up in Powell River, British Columbia, Canada. According to CNN.
DePape had ‘strong opinions’ that differed from family’s
Teresa DePape, who is married to the suspect’s stepfather in Powell River, British Columbia, told USA TODAY that DePape left the area for California about 20 years ago.
“I didn’t know David was a violent person,” she said. “But he was an aggressive speaker.”
The family did not keep in regular contact with the suspect, but Teresa DePap said David emailed his stepfather years ago to indicate that he was visiting and would not follow up. .
Family member Mark Depap said he lost contact with Depap a long time ago.
“I haven’t seen David in over 25 years. I don’t know David[anymore]. He has no contact with his family. I am sorry to hear of this tragedy.”
Teresa DePape also said David’s “strong opinion” differs from that of some family members, including his stepfather.
“David was a good boy. He just had an opinion,” Teresa DePappe said. She believed Depapu was a fan of her festival, Burning Man, an annual counterculture arts festival held in the Nevada desert.
She refused to elaborate on those views.
After answering the reporter’s call, she contacted law enforcement in San Francisco. Teresa DePape said the family would wait until he reached out to them.
“I hope you find out the truth,” she said.
Depapu was a nude activist in California
While in California, DePape was an activist who promoted public nudity in 2011 and 2012, recalled California Senator Scott Wiener. told the San Francisco Chronicle.
Depapu lived with Gypsy Taub, another nudity activist, and her family. Chronicle has identified Depape In 2013 as a “hemp jewelry maker” and as a “father figure” to Taub’s three children.
The group Depp lived with was promoting conspiracy theories at the time, including the theory that 9/11 was an “inside job,” reports The Chronicle.
motive still under investigation
The motive for the attack is still under investigation, according to a joint statement by the US Capitol Police, FBI and San Francisco police.
A source familiar with the matter told USA TODAY that Depapu was calling out, “Where’s Nancy?” It was a question that filled the halls of the Capitol, apparently looking for the Speaker. A mob broke into the Houses of Parliament on January 6.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY. David DePape has been identified as a suspected Paul Pelosi attacker.what we know