San Francisco Police Department Chief William Scott on attack of Paul Pelosi, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband: ”The suspect pulled the hammer away from Mr. Pelosi and violently assaulted him with it. Our officers immediately tackled the suspect, disarmed him, took him into custody, requested emergency backup and rendered medical aid.
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All right ladies and gentlemen Chief William Scott and district attorney Brooke Jenkins [Applause] Okay You’re welcome can we close that door so We don’t get the noise [Music] Okay good morning Okay we’ll go ahead and get started good Morning everybody my name is Chief Bill Scott with the San Francisco Police Department At approximately 2 27 this morning San Francisco police officers were Dispatched to the residents of speaker Nancy Pelosi regarding an a priority Well-being check when the officers Arrive on scene they encountered an Adult male and Mr Pelosi’s husband Paul Our officers observed mitz Pelosi and The suspect both holding a hammer the Suspect pulled the hammer away from Miss Pelosi and violently assaulted him with It Our officers immediately tackled the Suspect disarmed him took him into Custody requested emergency backup and Rendered Medical Aid The suspect has been identified as 42 Year old David de Pepe Mr Pelosi and Mr de Papi were Transported to a local hospital for Treatment
This is an active Investigation currently being led by the San Francisco Police Department’s Special investigations division We are working closely with our partners From the FBI the U.S attorney’s Office The U.S Capitol Police and our district Attorney here in San Francisco County D.A Brooke Jenkins and her team the Motive for this attack is still being Determined Mr de Pepe will be booked at The San Francisco county jail on the Following charges Attempted homicide assault with the Deadly weapon elder abuse burglary and Several several other additional Felonies Before I go any further I’d like to Thank the responding officers for their Swift action this morning those San Francisco police officers are officer Colby wilmes officer Kyle Cagney and Sergeant Edmund Hoang I’d also like to thank our emergency Dispatcher Heather Grimes who’s standing Here to my left for A really amazing job For inquiries regarding Mr Pelosi and His condition we refer you to the Statement issued by Speaker Pelosi’s Office this morning And with that I’m going to turn it over To our district attorney Brooke Jenkins For a few brief comments
And I let me say in advance this is what We know at this time we will update you Further but we will not be able to take Any questions after the statement Thank you Chief Scott and I do want to Commend the San Francisco police Department for their immediate response To this home and for swiftly making sure That Mr Pelosi was okay and that the Suspect was apprehended we are working Closely with them right now with respect To the investigation and will proceed With the appropriate charges As things unfold as long as as well as Work with the U.S attorney’s office and Our federal Partners thank you Okay Right thank you all for being here I Know you may have We’ll update you when we get more For right now we’re not going to take Any questions thank you we our office Will be issuing uh news release very Soon but that’s it for now thank you