Man taken into custody in Florida in connection with suspicious packages

Man taken into custody in Florida in connection with suspicious packages

A law enforcement source tells the Miami Herald the arrest was made at an AutoZone in Plantation at 801 S. State Road 7 instead of his home to avoid any potential unsafe confrontation.

Cesar Sayok, 56, faces 58 years in jail after being charged with five counts over the suspected bombs. They said investigators searching for more suspicious parcels had not found any during the previous eight hours.

Two law enforcement officials say a person was taken into custody in Florida in connection with package bombs that were sent to high-profile critics of the president.

The suspected explosives De Niro received was the eighth one discovered.

The stickers included images of American flags, and what appeared to be logos of the Republican National Committee and CNN, though the writing surrounding those images was unclear.

"These terrorising acts are despicable and have no place in our country", he told an event at the White House.

Pipe bombs have been delivered to critics of President Trump across the United States in the last few days. "We can not let it happen".

The president acknowledged the suspect's political allegiance, but denied any responsibility that his incendiary rhetoric could have played a role in motivating the spree. "By the way, do you see how nice I'm behaving tonight?"

"In fact, I am a Democrat", Aaronson said. "I don't know. I heard he was a person that preferred me over others, but I did not see that".

Even before his Friday tweet bemoaning slacking Republican momentum, Trump came under criticism from the left for tempering calls for unity in the wake of the attacks, by lashing out at the press for stirring up "anger". Trump said on Twitter at about 3:15 a.m. EST on Friday.

In the meantime to find the culprits, the security of many media and celebrities has been enhanced, said the mayor, democrat of New York, Bill de Blasio. The criminal complaint charges Sayoc with illegally mailing explosives, illegally transporting explosives across state lines, making threats against former presidents, assaulting federal officers and threatening interstate commerce. The news about the latest packages broke on Friday morning, shortly before the president's tweet.

The count jumped again on Friday, with suspicious packages addressed to Sen. Cory Booker and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, authorities said Friday. Sayoc lives in Aventura, Florida, and investigators believe numerous packages were processed at a nearby mail facility.

The package targeting Clapper was addressed to him in care of CNN. "No question about it in my mind".


Another package was found in a New York City post office.

Authorities who have discovered the parcels around the country - in NY, outside Washington, D.C., in Florida and in Los Angeles - are sending them to the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Va., for examination there.

The package addressed to him was discovered at a postal facility in Manhattan that is near several Broadway theaters.

In a press conference, FBI Director Chris Wray said Sayoc had been arrested as a result of DNA and other forensic evidence, and one package sent to Congresswoman Maxine Waters carried a fingerprint that matched Sayoc's.

Meanwhile, agents and the USA attorney's office in South Florida would eventually write up a criminal complaint charging the man with potential terrorism and related charges.

Billionaire investor George Soros: One package, sent to his home in NY.

On Thursday night, the Miami-Dade County Police Department said it was assisting federal agents who were at the facility as part of the ongoing investigation.

All 10 packages went through the U.S. mail, according to multiple law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation.

"A search of a postal database suggested at least some may have been mailed from Florida", the AP reports. They later cited police who said it was a cell phone.

Three days after the first explosive device found in the home NY financier and donor to democrat George Soros, no one has yet been arrested.

The packages sent to public figures had numerous hallmarks of suspicious mail, including large block lettering and excessive postage aimed at making it harder to track, said Matthew Doherty, who formerly led the U.S. Secret Service's National Threat Assessment Center.

In a statement released by his publicist, the actor said: "There's something more powerful than bombs, and that's your vote".

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