Who Is Cesar Sayoc? Currently in Custody in Florida in the Nationwide Mail Bomb Package Case


FLORIDA — The man suspected of sending nearly a dozen explosive devices to top democrats and CNN this week has been captured by federal authorities in Plantation, Florida.

The suspect has been identified as 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc Jr. of Fort Aventura, Florida.

Local news cameras showed law enforcement officials cover what appeared to be Sayoc’s van with a blue tarp. Before the van was covered, images appeared to show the vehicle covered in stickers and photos of President Donald Trump–including markings of the Presidential Seal.

Sayoc is a ‘former New Yorker,’ according to WNBC. Online voting records indicate he has voted Republican. He was arrested in Miami in 2002 for a bomb threat and was sentenced to probation.

Officials say DNA evidence on one of the devices and a fingerprint on an envelope played a role in identifying Sayoc.

In the last week, the devices were sent to many prominent figures including various Democratic politicians (Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Eric Holder, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Maxine Waters, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris), actor Robert De Niro, billionaire investor George Soros, former CIA Director John O. Brennan, and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.


No one has been injured in the attempted attacks, which prompted an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Officials at the Justice Department are scheduled to hold a press conference at 2:30 PM ET.


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