What we know about the package bomb suspect now in custody

DNA nabbed mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc for law enforcement: Terror expert

DNA nabbed mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc for law enforcement: Terror expert

Sayoc sent multiple threats to Democrats and anti-Trump personalities, but from his record, he was already a nutty person prior to Trump's rise on the political scene; his first bomb threat was in...2002.

"It's just too much political stuff", Hebert said, adding it seemed "a little bit extreme". The woman, Rochelle Ritchie, reported him to Twitter, but the company found he had not violated any conduct rules.

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

He later spoke with reporters on the South Lawn and said that he knows the suspect was a supporter, but said he bears "no blame" for his actions. The suspect has been identified as Cesar Sayoc, 56. "I've instructed authorities to spare no resource or expense in finding those responsible and bringing them to swift and certain justice, and we will prosecute them, him, her, whoever it may be, to the fullest extent of the law".

"We will not tolerate such lawlessness, especially not political violence, " Attorney-General Jeff Sessions said.

"We do believe that we've caught the right guy but... there's a lot of work still to be done, which means there are still plenty of unanswered questions", Federal Bureau of Investigation director Christopher Wray told a news conference.

Wray said 13 IEDs were found and each had roughly six inches of PVC pipe, a small clock, a battery, some wiring, and other explosive materials.

Almost all of the other targets who were intended recipients of packages also turn up in derogatory or highly critical tweets, including Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder and Maxine Waters.

Authorities say they are looking for more packages and investigating if Sayoc had any help making these improvised devices. "Though we're still analyzing the devices in our laboratory, these are not hoax devices", he said.

The FBI confirmed the Booker-directed package in a tweet, saying the new package was "similar in appearance" to others directed at former government officials and others over the past few days that have contained explosive devices.

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According to the complaint, the windows of Sayoc's van were covered with images including critical of CNN.

After Sayoc was arrested as the suspect behind more than a dozen bombs mailed to Democratic politicians, celebrities and members of the media, Twitter apparently changed its mind on the policy.

And he was probably unaware that investigators scouring his social media accounts had found the same spelling mistakes on his online posts - "Hilary" Clinton, Debbie Wasserman "Shultz" - as on the mailings he'd soon be charged with sending.

Sessions said the suspect "appeared to be a partisan", but declined to comment more about why he targeted Democratic leaders.

According to court and other public records, Sayoc was convicted in the 1990s in Broward County on grand theft and stolen property charges.

A trail of DNA evidence led authorities to Sayoc, who was arrested at around 10 a.m.at an AutoZone in Plantation at 801 S. State Road 7, reports the Miami Herald.

Sayoc's criminal record dates back some years.

"I'm hoping you think it's wrong to hear people spend years, months, vilifying people, questioning their patriotism, calling them enemies of the people - and then suddenly you're concerned about civility". Furthermore, he said he would not be contacting Obama about his receipt of a package this week.

Double Oscar victor and biting Trump critic De Niro on Friday urged people to vote in the midterms, one day after a device was discovered at the Manhattan offices of his production company. A 12th package was addressed to Clapper at cable network CNN and was intercepted at a New York City post office, a federal law enforcement official said.

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