San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott gives an update on the violent assault of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband Paul at their California home.
CHIEF SCOTT: At approximately 2.27 this morning San Francisco police officers were dispatched to the residence of Speaker Nancy Pelosi regarding an A-priority, well-being check. When the officers arrived on scene, they encountered an adult male and Mr. Pelosi’s husband, Paul. 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, him took him into custody, requested emergency backup and rendered medical aid.
The suspect has been identified as 42-year-old David DePape. Mr. Pelosi and Mr. De Pape were transported to a local hospital for treatment. This is an active investigation currently being led by the San Francisco Police Department’s special investigations division. We are working closely with our partners from the FBI, the US Attorney's office, the US Capitol Police, and our district attorney here in San Francisco County, DA Brooke Jenkins, and her team. The motive for this attack is still being determined. Mr. De Pape will be booked at the San Francisco county jail on the following charges: attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon. elder abuse, burglary and several other additional felonies.