(NewsGlobal.com)- The suspect accused of attacking Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, had a list of other targets, law enforcement officials say, according to a report from CBS News.
David Wayne DePape reportedly broke into Pelosi’s San Francisco home in the middle of the night and attacked him with a hammer. As an investigation into the incident is ongoing, officials report that DePape may have been plotting to attack more people. Authorities are reportedly refraining from calling this a “hit list” at this time.
DePape is awaiting charges, as sources tell CBS News that prosecutors are taking their time now that the suspect is in custody and no longer a threat.
Many versions of the incident are making their rounds online and through various outlets. The mainstream narrative is that DePape broke into the home at 2 a.m. shouting “Where is Nancy?” Nancy was not home at the time of the break-in.
DePape allegedly planned to keep Paul Pelosi tied up until the House Speaker returned, authorities say. Officials have not yet specified a motive but say that this was “not a random act.”
Pelosi reportedly called the police after excusing himself to the bathroom. Police arrived within two minutes. San Francisco Police Chief William Scott said that officers saw both men holding the hammer and then, “the suspect pulled the hammer away from Mr. Pelosi and violently assaulted him with it.”
Some outlets have reported that DePape is a right-wing QAnon conspiracy theorist. But reporting from Michael Schellenberger, a lead journalist on crime and drug policy, homelessness, climate change, and more, shows that DePape was a homeless drug addict with left-wing politics.
His neighbors claim that DePape and his family were “radical activists.”
“They seem very left. They are all about the Black Lives Matter movement. Gay pride. But they’re very detached from reality,” said Trish, one of his neighbors. “They have called the cops on several of the neighbors, including us, claiming that we are plotting against them. It’s really weird to see that they are willing to be so aggressive toward somebody else who is also a lefty.”