Paul Pelosi Attacker Had List of Targets, Checkered Past


As the political climate in America turns ever hotter, violence appears to be on the rise.

In one of the latest incidents of political tumult, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul was assaulted with a hammer by a man who appeared to be targeting several other people as well.

The suspect in the attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul Pelosi had a list of people he wanted to target, law enforcement sources briefed on the investigation confirmed to CBS News.

David Wayne DePape, the man accused of beating Paul Pelosi with a hammer inside his San Francisco home overnight on Friday, may have been planning to attack more people, the sources said.

They have not gone so far as to call the list a “hit list,” but authorities believe the suspect may have been planning to target others, the sources said.

The incident was a brutal one.

While the alleged attacker was in the house, police said, Paul Pelosi was able to dial 911, and police were dispatched to the residence.

San Francisco Police Chief William Scott said Friday that officers observed both Pelosi and the suspect holding a hammer, and then “the suspect pulled the hammer away from Mr. Pelosi and violently assaulted him with it.”

The suspect was immediately apprehended by police and will be charged with attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, burglary and several additional felonies, according to authorities.

DePape was allegedly seeking Nancy Pelosi during the invasion, but the Speaker of the House was in Washington DC at the time.