DePape Pelosi attack: Suspect supposed to kidnap Nancy Pelosi and "break her kneecaps," San Francisco DA says - CBS news

David Wayne DePape, the person accused of breaking into condo Speaker Nancy Pelosi's domestic and violently attacking her husband, supposed to kidnap her and perhaps damage "her kneecaps," he stated, in line with court docket documents.

He instructed San Francisco police after his arrest that, "If Nancy [Pelosi] had been to inform DePape the 'actuality,' he would let her go, and if she 'lied,' he turned into going to wreck 'her kneecaps,'" so that she would need to be wheeled into Congress. 

Nancy Pelosi spoke of in a press release Monday night that "Paul is making constant development on what might be a long recovery manner." Paul Pelosi was admitted the medical institution after the assault and underwent what the speaker's workplace described as a "a hit surgery to repair a skull fracture and serious accidents to his right arm and arms."

The suspect had centered the Pelosi domestic to confront the house speaker, period in-between San Francisco District attorney Brooke Jenkins mentioned at a press conference Monday. DePape allegedly forced his way via a rear glass door, making his method to the 2nd flooring of the domestic, where Paul Pelosi changed into sleeping. He then woke Paul Pelosi, who was clad in a pajama shirt and boxer shorts, and requested where his wife became, in accordance with Jenkins. 

Paul Pelosi then tried to get to the elevator within the Pelosi home, Jenkins referred to, and requested to go to the bathing room, the place he made a 911 cell name. The defendant then realized Paul Pelosi had made a mobilephone call, Jenkins said. Two officers soon arrived, and after they did, they noticed the defendant became protecting a hammer, which he used to strike Pelosi, Jenkins said.

The FBI affidavit filed within the federal case towards DePape also spoke of that the San Francisco police "recovered zip ties in Pelosi's bedroom and within the hallway near the entrance door of the Pelosi home." 

legislations enforcement officers also searched DePape's backpack at the Pelosi home and found "among other things, a roll of tape, white rope, one hammer, one pair of rubber and fabric gloves, and a journal," the affidavit noted. It stated that Paul Pelosi said he had not ever considered DePape before.

DePape, 42, is being charged with attempted homicide, residential burglary, assault with a lethal weapon, elder abuse, false imprisonment of an elder, and threats to a public respectable and their family, Jenkins spoke of.

Jenkins spoke of investigators believe DePape meant to murder Paul Pelosi and that his movements have been politically prompted. "What is apparent, according to the facts that we've to date, is that this residence and the speaker herself had been specially objectives of the defendant," Jenkins noted. 

all the way through the news conference Jenkins also referred to as on leaders and citizens "to monitor the words that we say and to show down the volume of our political rhetoric." 

DePape become additionally charged Monday with federal counts of assault on the immediate loved one of a federal authentic and attempted kidnapping of a federal reliable. he is scheduled to be arraigned in court docket in San Francisco Tuesday.

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DePape also had a list of americans he wanted to target, law enforcement sources briefed on the investigation have instructed CBS news. The sources observed he may additionally have been planning to attack greater people, had he now not been arrested after assaulting Pelosi. 

— Rob Legare, Jeff Pegues and Gina Martinez contributed to this document

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