Theand her husband, Paul Pelosi, was captured by safety cameras outdoors the home, however Capitol Police solely realized of the break-in after an officer within the division’s command heart noticed a police cruiser within the couple’s driveway and alerted superiors, a supply instructed CBS Information on Tuesday.
Minutes handed between the break-in and police arriving, a supply accustomed to the investigation mentioned. It was solely after San Francisco police arrive did officers within the Capitol Police command heart take discover.
No safety alarm went off throughout the break-in, CBS Information additionally realized, even after the suspect broke the glass of a rear door to the home. The speaker’s safety is offered by Capitol Police, who had been along with her in Washington, D.C., when the assault occurred.
The revelation concerning the safety cameras was first reported by The Washington Publish.
Within the break-in, police say Paul Pelosi was attacked by a hammer-wielding assailant. The suspect, David Wayne DePape,, together with tried homicide, in a California court docket on Tuesday. Pelosi is recovering at a San Francisco hospital. The Justice Division has additionally filed federal prices towards DePape.
In response to court docket filings, DePape broke into the Pelosi residence in San Francisco, the place he encountered Paul Pelosi, whom DePape allegedly assaulted with a hammer, court docket paperwork mentioned. The FBI affidavit filed within the federal case towards DePape additionally mentioned that the San Francisco police “recovered zip ties in Pelosi’s bed room and within the hallway close to the entrance door of the Pelosi residence.”
San Francisco police mentioned that he instructed them that, “If Nancy [Pelosi] had been to inform DePape the ‘fact,’ he would let her go, and if she ‘lied,’ he was going to interrupt ‘her kneecaps,'” in order that she must be wheeled into Congress, the court docket paperwork mentioned.
In response to different court docket paperwork filed Tuesday and obtained by The Related Press, whereas on the scene of the assault, the suspect instructed officers that he was sick of the “lies popping out of Washington D.C.”
“I did not actually wish to damage him, however you realize this was a suicide mission,” the suspect allegedly instructed officers, per the court docket paperwork obtained by AP. “I am not going to face right here and do nothing even when it price me my life.”
Legislation enforcement sources instructed CBS Information on Sunday that DePape had an inventory of, and the AP reported that court docket paperwork revealed that DePape allegedly instructed first responders these targets included native professor, in addition to a number of distinguished state and federal politicians and members of their households. The submitting didn’t identify any potential targets.
Kathryn Watson, Caroline Linton and Faris Tanyos contributed to this report.