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The man accused of assaulting the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a violent attack in San Francisco was identified by police as 42-year-old David DePape.
DePape is part of a nudist advocacy group in San Francisco’s Castro district, State Senator Scott Wiener told KRON4.
DePape is also known around Berkeley as a pro-nudity activist. He has picketed naked at protests against laws requiring people to be clothed in public.
According to his stepfather Gene DePape, David DePape was born and raised in Powell River, British Columbia.
Gene DePape (stepfather) and Mark DePape (uncle), told CNN that David DePape moved to California around 20 years ago to pursue a romantic relationship, he has since become distant from his family.
His target was Nancy Pelosi, sources told the Associated Press. DePape shouted, “Where is Nancy?” before he violently attacked the Speaker’s 82-year-old husband, Paul Pelosi, the AP reported.
David Depape (suspect) will be charged with attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, elder abuse and other felonies.
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