San Francisco police said the attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband was “not accidental.”

SAN FRANCISCO — Authorities said that calling for intruder “Nancy”, who forcibly broke into the House of Representatives’ San Francisco home early Friday, had a goal in mind before attacking her husband and fractured her skull with a hammer, authorities said. Chairperson Nancy Pelosi’s spokeswoman Drew Hammill said 82-year-old Paul Pelosi was recovering from surgery at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital “to treat a fractured skull and serious injuries to her right arm and hand.” He is expected to fully recover. The motives of the attackers are not yet known, but the violence, 11 days before the midterm elections, has raised concerns in part about the safety of civil servants at home and in the office. These concerns have intensified since January. On January 6, 2021, Nancy Pelosi attacked the Capitol, one of the targets. A source briefed on Friday’s attack said that the attacker said, “Where is Nancy? Where is Nancy?” “According to our current investigation, this was not random,” San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said at a press conference on Friday evening. “This was intentional.” Scott identified the suspect as David DePapp, 42, and police arrived at Pelosi’s home on his cell phone around 2:27 a.m. and left the phone line open, a source familiar with the attack told The Times. Dispatcher Heather Grimes could hear Pelosi talking to the attacker and alerted officers to the scene. The San Francisco Dist said, “I really appreciate Mr. Pelosi’s ability to make calls and the attention and instinct of the dispatcher to realize that something is wrong and make the police call first.” Arty. In an interview with CNN, Brooke Jenkins added that officers arrived at the scene in two minutes. “She had to interpret her words,” Scott praised Grimes’ quick thinking at her press conference. “And based on her experience and intuition, she figured out that there was basically more to this case than she was told. Her actions, in my opinion, led to higher priority mobilization and faster police response.” When the police arrived and knocked on the front door, Scott said someone inside had opened the door. Police officers saw Paul Pelosi and DePape “holding a hammer in one hand” and after ordering the two to drop the hammer, DePape “immediately” pulled the tool from Pelosi and violently attacked him with the hammer. “After the police tackled DePape, grabbed a hammer and held him in custody, calling for assistance and starting first aid. David DePape, a suspect in 2013 (Michael Short/San Francisco Chronicle). At this point, DePape is “awaiting Nancy,” a law enforcement source told The Times. DePape was taken to hospital and then arrested. Friday afternoon attempted murder, first-degree robbery, assault with a lethal weapon, threatening family members of public officials, abuse of the elderly. , seriously injured battery, persuading witnesses and injuring a wireless device. Scott confirmed DePape “forced entry” into the back door of Pelosi’s home. San Francisco District Attorney Jenkins said her office was “close to authorities” (Eric Risberg / Associated Press) Nancy Pelosi was in Washington DC with details of her protection at the time of the break-in. Capitol Police said in a statement. “The speaker and her family are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved and are requesting privacy at this time,” White House press secretary Karin Jean-Pierre said in a statement. “I pray for Paul’s recovery. I know Pelosis and this is tragic. Someone literally broke into my house and said, ‘Where is Nancy?'” Biden linked the attacks to a worrisome increase in political violence, which the US Capitol Police said in a statement: “Everyone of a good conscience must clearly and unequivocally confront the violence in our politics.” Police officers block Pelosi’s home (Eric Risberg / Associated Press) Pelosis lives in one of San Francisco’s most upscale neighborhoods, Pacific Heights. On Friday, police blocked a street outside his home. John, who lived in San Francisco for 50 years Brown lamented the attack as he strolled the dog nearby while the helicopter buzzed overhead: “No one should be attacked anywhere.” Deborah Karel, who has lived in this neighborhood for 30 years, said the attack was “frightening.” I disagree…I think this is one of the many things that makes me very worried about democracy,” she said. “I’m 72 and I’ve never been this worried. I never thought that democracy might fail. But now it is. And it seems to be related.” Aerial footage of the Pelosi house shows a backyard door with broken glass Images of a four-bedroom brick home built in 1938 regularly appear on conservative websites The house was the site of a protest Last year someone had a black door An “A” for “anarchy” was spray painted on a garage door and a severed pig’s head was left in front of the house House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a press conference at the Capitol in January. July 7, 2021 (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times) A ​​day after the fatal attack on the US Capitol, where she was targeted (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times) ahead of the midterm elections due to widespread belief and bitter partisanship in political conspiracy theories, including the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election. It has occurred at a tense time in the wrestling United States, leading to violence and threats against politicians, electors and other public figures. On Friday, Democrat politicians denounced the attack as an overly partisan and divisive political rhetoric. One attack is another example of the dangerous consequences of a divisive and hateful rhetoric that puts lives at risk and undermines our democracy and our democracy. Agency,” the Governor of California. Gavin Newsom said in his statement: “Those who use their platforms to incite violence must be held accountable.” “Our leaders must not fear for their own safety and that of their families as they serve those elected to represent them. Parliament House, nowhere.” State Senator Scott Wiener (Democrat-San Francisco) said in a statement that “the attack is horrendous and a direct result of the venomous right-wing rhetoric and agitation against Chairman Pelosi and many other progressive leaders.” Republican hatred and extremism have resulted in political violence.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) tweeted that the attack was “terrible and disgusting” and thanked the Capitol Police investigation. Conservatives, meanwhile, have tried to picture the attack as an example of increased crime (a major issue in the midterm elections), as Republican defender and former federal prosecutor Rob Bonta, running for the sack of California Democrat Attorney General. Nathan Hochman showed up outside Pelosi’s house Friday morning, standing next to a police tape blocking the street, he told The Times reporter that this was an example of rampant crime in California. If you can’t be safe at home, how can someone be safe?” said Hockman. “It’s a spiraling continuum of lawlessness. Enough.” Political violence is on the rise in California and across the country: In June, a Simi Valley man was charged with attempted murder by a U.S. Supreme Court judge after he was found with a gun, knife and pepper spray near the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh of Maryland. Mayor Karen Bass (Democrat-Los Angeles) campaign announced that House of Representatives had been “trespassed and robbed.” She said two “safe and secure” guns were stolen Northern California In San Ramon, a man was found guilty of multiple gun charges, including possession of a concealed firearm, after endangering Wiener’s life last month. Erik Triana, 51, was convicted by State Senator ” He was arrested after threatening to “smash my children without my permission and expect me and my rifle to visit” via a website portal called “Contact Me.” Napa man Ian Rogers, 46, was arrested in May. pleaded guilty to conspiring to destroy buildings with fire, explosives and machine gun possession after conspiring to blow up Democratic headquarters in Sacramento, in the past five years – in 3,939 cases in 2017, according to data from Capitol Police That increased to 9,625 in 2021. Capitol Police opened approximately 1,820 cases during the first three months of 2022, the most recent period for which data was available. Capitol Police said in an email to The Times that the department had “ We are not discussing potential security measures for our members.” Investigations related to domestic violence extremism nearly doubled between 2020 and 2021. The agency estimates that the FBI will report approximately 1,400 domestic terrorism cases in 2020. It said it was conducting an investigation, which had conducted about 2,700 by the end of 2021. The report found that “a significant portion” of last year’s investigation was “directly related to illicit activity during the siege of the US Capitol in January 2021.” It was related,” he said. New York’s Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer said in his statement, “What happened to Paul Pelosi was a mean act.” He spoke with Nancy Pelosi on Friday, saying that he conveyed “deep concern and sincere wishes” to the family, which John McCain said of Friday’s assault was “really painful, terrifying and disgusting.” Everyone, with me, send support, love, prayers, everything you can to Chair Pelosi, her husband and the entire Pelosi family,” she wrote. “This is a broken world.” Wiley from San Francisco, Petri From New York, Winton and Yee reported from Los Angeles Times staff writers Hailey Branson-Potts and Nolan D. McCaskill contributed to this report.
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