Bomb suspect set for Florida court appearance

Cesar Sayoc

Cesar Sayoc

Sayoc was arrested outside a South Florida auto parts store after investigators said they had identified him through fingerprint and DNA evidence.

Sayoc can be seen in the video hoisting a "CNN Sucks" poster, covered with the same kind of imagery found on his van. Sayoc is accused of mailing the devices.

The case is expected to be moved to NY, where he will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Southern District of NY, officials said.

Sayoc is accused of sending two pipe bombs to Waters, as well as single devices to Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Robert De Niro and former Vice President Joe Biden. He could face up to 48 years in prison if convicted.

Though Sayoc was arrested in Broward County and is accused of mailing the bombs in South Florida, he will be prosecuted in the Southern District of NY where several of the potentially explosive packages ended up. The homemade bombs "are not hoax devices", Wray stressed on Friday. An avid weightlifter, some of Sayoc's legal troubles were related to steroids, Myre reports. His first arrest in the state was at age 29 for larceny.

The suspect, who has a long criminal history dating back to the 90s which included domestic violence and drug charges, also lived in Charlotte, North Carolina in and was arrested in 1999 for possessing a stolen vehicle in Mecklenburg County.

Officers hauled away Sayoc's white van - its windows plastered with the pro-Trump stickers, American flags, and images of the Democratic figures.

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Sayoc has not been formally indicted yet and defendants in federal cases generally don't indicate if they plan to fight the charges - or even enter a preliminary "not guilty" plea - until later in the proceedings.

A fourth, found in a mail facility in California, was addressed to Tom Steyer, a prominent Democratic donor, Steyer said.

They ordered him to the ground, Fiori said, and he did not resist. "These terrorist actions must be prosecuted and punished to the fullest extent of the law, we all know that". "It is unthinkable that in the midst of the terrible political violence our president would resort to name-calling instead of repairing the damage to the fabric of our country", Steyer wrote.

In addition, a number of press outlets attributed social media accounts to Sayoc that were rife with posts mocking Democrats, as well as photos of Sayoc wearing a hat bearing President Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan.

"I think we all bear some responsibility and we need to try to clean up our act and try to bring civility to our congress and frankly to our dialogue", Stivers said. "I could really tone it up because as you know the media's been very unfair to me and the Republican Party", he said.

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