Pelosi’s Attacker Had A “List” Of Other Targets

( Law enforcement sources who have been brief on the matter have told CBS News that the suspect in the recent attack on Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, created a list of various people that he was planning to target.

According to the sources, it’s possible that the man, David Wayne DePape, was going to attack other people. The sources didn’t call it a “hit list,” but they did say that authorities involved in the investigation believe he was indeed planning to eventually target more people.

Last Friday, DePape attacked Pelosi inside his home in San Francisco with a hammer. The attack put Pelosi in the hospital, requiring surgery for cranial fractures and other injuries.

According to authorities, DePape broke into the Pelosi home around 2 a.m. last Friday. When he did, he shouted “Where is Nancy?” referring to the House Speaker who was in Washington at the time.

The law enforcement sources said that DePape’s plan was to keep Nancy’s husband Paul tied up until she returned home. Paul was able to call 911 while the attacker was inside the house, which allowed emergency personnel to be dispatched to his residence to stop the situation.

William Scott, the police chief of San Francisco, said last Friday that police officers observed both Paul Pelosi and DePape holding a hammer when they arrived. But, Scott added that “the suspect pulled the hammer away from Mr. Pelosi and violently assaulted him with it.”

He was apprehended by the responding police officers immediately.

Other details of the attack were provided by The New York Times. They published a report that said DePape found Paul Pelosi sleeping when he entered the home. He demanded to see Nancy, and Paul said she wasn’t home and wouldn’t be back that day. When he asked why the suspect wanted to see her, he responded:

“Well, she’s number two in line for the presidency, right?”

The police report then stated that the suspect eventually said to Paul Pelosi:

“We’ve got to take them all out.”

Local authorities charged the suspect with assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, elder abuse, attempted homicide and other felonies. Authorities have to this point held off on putting forth any federal charges, since he is in custody and isn’t a threat anymore.

DePape, who is 42 years old, pleaded not guilty to all of those state felony charges that were levied against him.

CBS News searched around online and was able to find social media posts published by DePape that included various conspiracy theories all targeted at Democrats. Pelosi specifically was a target of the suspects, as an enemy of the U.S.

Police also said that during questioning, DePape told them that he was on a suicide mission. He didn’t even care, he told them, that he knew he was probably recorded during the 911 call and that home security cameras probably also captured footage of him there on the property and in the home.