Suspect in Paul Pelosi Attack Had a List of “Targets”: Report

The suspect accused of beating House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband with a hammer was carrying a list of targets, law enforcement sources told CBS News.

Police believe David DePape, who was arrested Friday in the assault, may have been planning to attack more people.

Though investigators stopped short of calling it a “hit list,” investigators believe that DePape planned to target others.

The attack is believed to be politically motivated.

DePape allegedly shouted “Where’s Nancy? Where’s Nancy?” after breaking into the couple’s San Francisco home through a backdoor.

Pelosi plot:

Police say the suspect planned to keep Paul Pelosi tied up until his wife returned home. Speaker Pelosi was in D.C. at the time of the attack.

Police said that Paul Pelosi was able to dial 911 and a dispatcher who heard speaking on Pelosi’s end dispatched police to the residence to conduct a welfare check.

Police say officers found 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 arrested and is expected to be charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, burglary, and other felonies.


Pelosi’s office said that her husband suffered a skull fracture and severe injuries to his hands and right arm that required surgery.

Pelosi said in a letter to colleagues on Saturday that her husband’s condition “continues to improve.”

"Our children, our grandchildren and I are heartbroken and traumatized by the life-threatening attack on our Pop," she wrote. "We are grateful for the quick response of law enforcement and emergency services, and for the life-saving medical care he is receiving."


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