The crazed man who allegedly attacked Paul Pelosi with a hammer at his San Francisco residence and fractured his cranium was moved from the hospital to county jail Monday, the San Francisco Sheriff’s Workplace confirmed.
David DePape, 42, was arrested on the scene after breaking into the property of Speaker of the Home Nancy Pelosi early Friday and looking for the politician, who was not residence on the time.
He attacked her husband as an alternative, police say, sending the 82-year-old to the Zuckerberg San Francisco Basic Hospital, the place he stays.
DePape was additionally dropped at the hospital following the assault, and was booked in absentia, according to local TV station KTVU.
He’s anticipated to look in court docket at 1:30 native time Tuesday and is being held in San Francisco County Jail.
DePape can be arraigned on the state fees he faces, which embody tried murder, first-degree housebreaking, assault with a lethal weapon and elder abuse, amongst others.
As well as, he has additionally been slapped with federal fees for tried kidnapping and assault with intent to retaliate towards a federal official by threatening or injuring a member of the family — which carry a mixed sentence of as much as 50 years if he’s discovered responsible.
DePape’s alleged assault has raised alarms over the security of lawmakers amid growing threats and hostile attitudes towards politicians.
In a uncommon public assertion, Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger mentioned Tuesday that extra assets are wanted to guard public servants.
“We consider in the present day’s political local weather requires extra assets to supply extra layers of bodily safety for Members of Congress,” Manger mentioned in an announcement, based on Politico.
The Capitol Police, primarily based in Washington, DC, have been concerned within the investigation into DePape’s alleged assault.
Speaker Pelosi is given around-the-clock safety wherever she is, however her husband doesn’t obtain the identical when the couple is aside.
In an replace on Paul’s situation, his spouse’s workplace mentioned he’s “making regular progress” however faces a “lengthy restoration course of.” Following the assault, Paul underwent surgical procedure for a cranium fracture and had critical accidents to his proper arm and arms sustained throughout the assault.
Responding police discovered the 2 males struggling over the hammer earlier than DePape wrestled it away from Paul and commenced hitting him with it earlier than officers had been capable of intervene and cease him.