Man Suspected in Parcel Bombs Case Arrested in Florida

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

Some of those postings included the same misspellings contained on some of the addresses on the pipe-bomb packages, including the last name of one of the recipients, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a prominent Florida Democrat and former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.

According to pictures posted on social media and broadcast by United States television, a van impounded in Florida in connection with the suspect, Cesar Sayoc, was covered in stickers denouncing Democrats and supportive of Donald Trump.

A Facebook account believed to belong to Sayoc was quickly taken down Friday for two reasons: Facebook is now cooperating law enforcement whose investigation is ongoing, and the account itself was found to be in violation of Facebook's policies.

"These are not hoax devices", said Wray addressing social media conspiracy theories about the pipe bomb packages.

He filed for bankruptcy in Miami in 2012, according to court records. He could face up to 48 years in prison if convicted.

At a news conference Friday, officials identified the man as 56-year-old resident of Aventura, Florida. Authorities have recovered a cellphone, a laptop computer and other electronic devices from Sayoc.

When asked why Sayoc had sent the bombs to Democrats, Sessions said that he was not sure, but added that the suspect "appears to be a partisan".

"We can confirm that 13 IEDs were sent to various individuals", FBI Director Christopher Wray said Friday afternoon. An avid weightlifter, some of Sayoc's legal troubles were related to steroids, Myre reports. He claimed in a 2014 deposition that he had been a manager at a strip club called Stir Crazy, was owner of a dry-cleaning store, a pro wrestler, a Chippendales dancer, a professional soccer player in Milan, and an arena football player in Arizona. A law enforcement source said the van belongs to Sayoc.




Vice president Mike Pence said President Donald Trump bears no responsibility for the recent string of mail bombs delivered to his Democratic critics on Friday.

His records show he has voted early since then, and photos and videos posted on social media show him at Trump rallies. The accounts remained online much of Friday before Twitter suspended them.

Sayoc was aggressive on Twitter, often threatening Democrats like former Vice President Joe Biden, in vitriolic, typo riddled tweets. A package discovered at a Manhattan postal facility was addressed to Clapper c/o CNN.

CNN spoke with Sayoc's boss Debra Gurehjian, who managed a shop where he worked as a delivery driver, who said the van was "freaky scary" and had puppets and mannequins with their heads removed in it, as well as various nooses. Despite promising her a "nice silent air boat ride" on October 11th after she appeared on Fox News, the company inexplicably decided there was "no violation" of its rules. "We don't talk politics or religion in a bar, you know?" The tweet warned her to "hug your loved ones real close every time you leave" home.

"I've received messages before from people who like to call me the N-word or the B-word or things like that, and I usually brush that off".

Trump told reporters later that he did not think he bears blame for the alleged crimes. In that span, no one was hurt or killed - not even Sayoc. Sayoc did not want to talk and quickly demanded a lawyer, the official said.

Other people have reached out to media organizations with pictures of a van that looks remarkably similar to the one taken away by the Federal Bureau of Investigation today, although the back windows above have different decals than the one in this picture.

Twitter is often criticized for its handling of abusive content. It also identifies a Twitter account that Federal Bureau of Investigation believes Sayoc used and noted that account contained misspellings consistent with those seen on packages.

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