© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Nancy Pelosi, the minority chef in the Chambre, and son Maria Paul arrive at the red light arriving for the head of the Association of Correspondents Maison Blanche in Washington, United States, April 28, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Par Carlos Barria and Christina Cook

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – An intruder demanding to see the president of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, broke into her home in San Francisco and attacked her husband with a hammer early Friday, officials said. , lors d’une aggression qui a alimenté les fears de violence politique avant le 11 novembre. 8 elections de mi-mandat.

Paul Pelosi, 82, a transport worker at a San Francisco hospital who does surgery for a broken faucet and blessings on the rights of bras and other networks, announced the parole of the president of the Chambre in a communiqué. Les médecins s’attendent à ce que son épouse se retablisse complètente, selon le communiqué.

The man arrested on the scene was identified as David Depape, 42, who was also transported to the hospital.

The sheriff’s online files showed that he was incarcerated at the San Francisco County jail on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, maltreatment of the elderly, assault and battery, and burglary. et d’autres crimes. La réservation a peut-être été effected par contumace, comme le chief de la police de San Francisco, William Scott, a declarée plus tard aux Journalies que Depape était toujours hospitalisé.

The democratic president of the House of Representatives of the United States, who is second in the constitution of the American presidency, was in Washington with his security detail at the time of the attack, according to the police of the American Capitol.

The authorities are still investigating the motive for the attack before dawn, which was observed and interrupted by police officers sent to Pelosi’s home for a “prioritary well-being control,” Scott said.

The incident is survenu moins de deux semaines avant les élections de mi-mandat qui décideront du control de la Chambre et du Sénat américain, au milieu d’un climat politique highly polarisé.

CNN reported that Paul Pelosi called 911 emergency and spoke in “code”, ne disant pas directement qu’il était attacked mais amenant le répartiteur à conclure que quelque chose n’allait pas.

Politico, citing a person familiar with the situation, reported separately that Pelosi had said to the intruder that he should use the bathroom, then furtively called 911, where his mobile phone was in charge.

The chief of the police credited the 911 operator with using his experience and intuition to “understand what was said to him in this incident” by the appellant, who amenée à envoyer l’appel avec une priority plus élevé que la normale. Scott qualified for the rescue decision.

“Is that Nancy?”

Shout “Où est Nancy?” »avant d’attacker son mari, une personne qui a été informe de l’incident declarée à Reuters, sous couvert d’anonymat.

A statement by Nancy Pelosi’s spokesperson, Drew Hammill, said that her husband was attacked “by an aggressor who acted with force and threatened to live tout en exigent de voir le president.”

On savait peu de choses sur le suspect dans l’immédiat.

In recent postings on additional websites, the international name “daviddepape” was the express son of old President Donald Trump and adopted the QAnon cult theory. The messages include references to “satanic pedophilia”, antisemitic tropes and criticism of women, transgender people and censorship by technological companies.

Des messages plus anciens font la promotion de crystals de quartz et de bracelets en chanvre. Reuters n’a pas pu confirmer que les posts ont été créés par l’homme arrêté vendredi.

Le San Francisco Chronicle a publié une photo d’un homme identified par le journal comme étant Depape dansant lors du mariage en 2013 de deux militant nudistes à San Francisco, bien qu’il soit entièrement habillé. Depape, alors fabricant de bijoux en chanvre qui vivait avec le couple dans une maison surpeuplée à Berkeley, était le témoin du mariage, a rapporté le journal.

Scott, le chief de la police, a declarée que l’intrus était entré de force dans la maison de ville en briques rouges de trois étages de Pelosis par une porte arrière. Aerial photos show shards of glass sur une porte à l’arrière de la maison, située dans le quartier aisé de Pacific Heights.

Scott said that the police had been called to the house at 2:27 a.m. Pacific time (09:27 GMT), and that they had seen the first appearance of Depape and Paul Pelosi at the entrance. interieur se débattant avec un marteau. Alors que les trois officiers criaient aux deux hommes de laisser tomber l’outil, Depape arraché le marteau et a été vu frapper Pelosi au moins une fois, a declarée le chef.

The officers then attacked, disarmed and arrested Depape and took the two men to the hospital, said Scott.

A BI-PARTY REACTION

President Joe Biden appealed to Pelazzi for investigating the bra’s son, opening parole Maison Blanche, Karin Jean-Pierre. Speaking at a campaign event in Pennsylvania, Biden said that the president of the Chamber was en route to return to San Francisco to be with his husband.

“Chaque personne de bonne conscience doit se dresser clairement et sans ambiguïté contre la violence dans notre politique, quelle que soit votre politique,” said Biden à la crowde.

The Republican leader of the Chamber, Kevin McCarthy, said he had contacted Pelosi, while the Senate Republican, Mitch McConnell, said he was “horrified and disgusted” by the attack.

The Capitol police, charged with protecting the Congress, said they were working with the FBI and the San Francisco police on the investigation.

The police of New York warned on Thursday that the extremists could target politicians, political events and vote bureaus before the election of my mandate.

En tant que leader démocrate à Washington et representative de longue date de l’une des villes les plus libérales d’Amérique, Pelosi, 82 ans, est frequently la cible de critiques républicaines et est souvent prêtante dans des publicités d’attacke.

Son bureau a été saccagé lors de l’attaque du 6 janvier 2021 contre le Capitole américain par des partisans du pésident républicain de l’époque, Donald Trump, dont sure l’ont Recherchée pendant l’assaut.

In January 2021, the house was vandalized with graffiti saying “Annuler le loyer” and “Nous voulons tout” painted on the house and a pig’s head left in front of the garage, according to the media.

La maison de McConnell was also vandalized at this time.

Le representant Adam Kinzinger, one of the two republicans of the panel of the Chamber investigating the attack on January 6, condemned the rise of the incendiary campaign rhetoric to vilify political opponents and promote lies on widespread electoral fraud.

“Quand vous convainquez les gens que les politiciens truquent les élections, boivent du sang de bébé, etc., vous obtiendrez de la violence. Cela doit être réjecté,” he wrote on Twitter, appealing to the republican candidates and elected officials to “s’exprimer, et maintenant.”

Dans un politiquement polarisé, les menaces contre les Législateurs républicains et démocrates se sont multipliées. La police du Capitole a declaré avoir enquêté sur 9,625 incidents en 2021, soit près du triple par rapport à 2017.

An armed man shot by Trump shot and wounded five members of Congress during a baseball practice in 2017, and Democrat Gabby Giffords was shot in the head during a public appearance in 2011.

Paul Pelosi, propriétaire d’une société immobilière et de capital-risque, was found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol after being involved in a car incident in May. He was sentenced to five days in prison in the county of Napa, in California, but his pain was compensated by works of general interest and a credit for the time already purged immediately after his arrest.