The man who attacked the husband of Democratic politician Nancy Pelosi last night at their home in San Francisco was looking for the politician, confirms her spokesman. “Paul Pelosi was attacked in his home by an attacker who acted with violence and threatened his life, while demanding to speak to Nancy Pelosi,” her spokesman writes.
Earlier, US media reported having heard from sources around the investigation that the intruder was looking for Nancy Pelosi. He would have shouted “Where’s Nancy, where’s Nancy”.
42-year-old David DePape broke into the Pelosi’s home in San Francisco at around 2 a.m. local time last night. The police arrested the man, but then he had already wounded Paul Pelosi with a hammer. Among other things, Pelosi suffered a skull fracture and injuries to his right arm and hands. He’s been operated on.
DePape is suspected of attempted murder. What his motive was is still under investigation.
According to research by CNN and the San Francisco Chronicle, the man was a supporter of conspiracy theories. The newspaper describes him as someone with a penchant for far-right conspiracy theories and an obsession with government agencies that would keep an eye on citizens.