A Florida arrest was made this morning in the suspicious packages case, after two more “bombs” were found in Florida that were addressed to Cory Booker and James Clapper which brings the total devices to 12. The suspect was arrested in Plantation, Florida at an auto parts store. The only information thus far is that he’s a white male, 56 years old. There is a planned press conference at 2:30 Eastern, which we will monitor.
Update: The suspect has been identified as Cesar Altieri Sayoc, 56. He shows an Aventura, Florida address.
The package addressed to Cory Booker was located at the Opa-Locka mail facility. The package addressed to James Clapper was located at the 52nd street mail facility in Manhattan. According to Fox, several of the packages were sent through the Opa-Locka mail station.
— ABC12WJRT (@ABC12WJRT) October 26, 2018
Police hauled away a van that had side windows completely covered in stickers. The strange thing is that generally, a police officer would have stopped that van due to the windows being obstructed. Just asking, when were the stickers put on the windows?
Authorities involved in the arrest of a suspect who may be behind the pipe bombs-mailing plot are covering up a van that appears to be covered in political stickers. It’s about to be towed away from scene. I can make out a GOP symbol on some stickers. See the elephants? pic.twitter.com/U7aoDmAOnT
— Michael S. Smith II (@MichaelSSmithII) October 26, 2018
#NOW: Authorities arrest suspect, impound vehicle in Davie #FL, #Broward County, in connection with possible bombs mailed to prominent Democrats and media personalities. Aerial view from @WSVN Helicopter. #fnr pic.twitter.com/ok9a4dWKkL
— Eben Brown (Fox) (@FoxEbenBrown) October 26, 2018
The narrative thus far is a ‘deranged Trump supporter.’ Mental case perhaps? None of the “devices” detonated, and no one was injured, but we expect more information at the press conference. Reports say that the man was known to police for making “terroristic threats.”
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