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Paul Pelosi Undergoing Brain Surgery Following 'Brutal' Attack; Suspect Identified

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by Tyler Durden
Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 - 12:11 PM

Update (1500ET): A look at the blog of David Depape, the Berkeley man accused of attacking Paul Pelosi with a hammer, reveals that Depape made several religious-based posts in 2007. Then, it sat dormant for 15 years, after which he began posting in late August. The new material features YouTube videos, memes and odd headlines with no commentary attached.

As far as ideology - Depape's activities and postings don't provide a clear picture.

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Update (1330ET): While we wait for the SFPD press conference (scroll down for live feed), the suspect in Paul Pelosi's attack has been identified as 42-year-old David Depape, possibly of Berkeley, according to the SF Chronicle and WSJ.

Depape will reportedly be charged with attempted homicide.

Meanwhile, Pelosi is reportedly undergoing brain surgery following the attack, and has suffered bruising, severe swelling and other injuries.

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Update (1310ET): The San Francisco Police are holding a press conference to discuss the attack.

Watch Live:

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Update (1223ET): More details are trickling in from the Paul Pelosi's assault.

CNN reports that the assailant was looking for the Speaker, and allegedly shouted "Where is Nancy? Where is Nancy?"

AP also reports that Pelosi suffered blunt force injuries to his head and body, and that the yet-to-be-identified assailant used a hammer, according to law enforcement sources.

Meanwhile, Capitol Police have obtained video of the attack according to CNN, and may ramp up protection for lawmakers' families.

And according to a statement by the US Capitol Police, "Special Agents with the USCP’s California Field Office quickly arrived on scene, while a team of investigators from the Department’s Threat Assessment Section was simultaneously dispatched from the East Coast to assist the FBI and the San Francisco Police with a joint investigation."

The USCP, FBI and SF Police are launching a joint investigation into the break-in.

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Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was violently assaulted after someone broke into their San Francisco home overnight.

"Early this morning, an assailant broke into the Pelosi residence in San Francisco and violently assaulted Mr. Pelosi," reads a statement on the Speaker's website from spokesman Drew Hammill.

"The assailant is in custody and the motivation for the attack is under investigation. Mr. Pelosi was taken to the hospital, where he is receiving excellent medical care and is expected to make a full recovery. The Speaker was not in San Francisco at the time."

The left, of course, has already started blaming Republicans for the home invasion in [checks notes] crime-ridden San Francisco.

Or, maybe it was linked to Nancy Pelosi's high-profile visit to Taiwan, widely considered a provocation?

This isn't the first time the Pelosis have come under attack in San Francisco. In 2021, vandals spray painted their house and left a severed pig's head in front of their garage.

Meanwhile, this just hasn't been Paul Pelosi's year - having been busted for a DUI (for which he avoided jail time). He's also been on a bit of a cold streak investment-wise, coinciding with national attention on the Pelosis' years-long hot streak.

Would Paul have been safer if he'd gone to jail for that DUI?

The Pelosis are 'requesting privacy' at this time.

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