Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and her husband Paul Pelosi arrive on the red carpet for the Time 100 Gala at the Lincoln Center in New York on April 23, 2019.
Angela Weiss | AFP | Getty Images
The Justice Department filed two federal criminal charges Monday against David DePape, who is accused of viciously attacking Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
DePape was charged with attempted kidnapping, and with retaliating against a federal official by threatening or injuring a family member.
DePape was arrested by San Francisco Police last Friday after he was found at the Pelosi home, where he hit the 82-year-old Paul Pelosi with a hammer.
Pelosi remained in the intensive care unit at a San Francisco hospital, surrounded by family members, on Monday morning, sources told NBC.
Law enforcement officials including FBI agents on Sunday obtained Pelosi’s account of the home invasion a source with knowledge of the investigation told NBC.
Pelosi had all of his cognitive functions and seemed to recall everything about the incident, the source said.
Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat who is second in the line of presidential succession due to her speaker status, was in Washington, D.C., at the time of the attack.
David Depape is shown in Berkeley, Calif.,on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. An intruder attacked and severely beat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband with a hammer in the couple’s San Francisco home early Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, while searching for the Democratic leader. Police were called to the home to check on Paul Pelosi when they discovered the 82-year-old and the suspect, Depape, both grabbing onto the hammer, said Police Chief William Scott.
Michael Short | San Francisco Chronicle | AP
This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.
Read the full article here