A man has been arrested in connection to the pipe bombs mailed this week to political opponents and outspoken critics of President Donald Trump. The suspect is Cesar Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, FL. He allegedly has a criminal history in Broward County, FL, CBS News reports.
Thanks to the tarp flying off the public just got this split screen pic.twitter.com/HZgECa5RX0
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) October 26, 2018
Law enforcement officials say that DNA evidence played a part in Sayoc’s arrest. He was arrested at an auto repair shop in Plantation, FL. Miami Herald news partner CBS4 reports that a “loud explosion” was heard at the time of the arrest, which happened at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Friday.
A white van belonging to Sayoc was covered with pictures of Trump and the presidential seal. It has been seized by officials and taken to a secure facility.
The van that appears to be connected to the suspected bomber is covered in pro-Trump stickers, including the presidential seal, and what MSNBC says investigators referred to as other "right-wing paraphernalia." pic.twitter.com/gjIleeu3yb
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) October 26, 2018
Dead serious, this is the MAGA Bomber’s van. pic.twitter.com/yKbArGE3qK
— ? spooky anti fascist mob (@missmayn) October 26, 2018
According to records, Sayoc is a registered Republican.
The only person who fits that description — Cesar Sayoc, 56, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida — is a registered Republican who last voted in the 2016 election, according to Nexis. https://t.co/D6zFjpsfZj
— maxwell (@maxwellstrachan) October 26, 2018
The alleged bomber's Facebook page includes a lot of political memes, assorted selfies, and personal photos from what looks like an October 2016 Trump rally. pic.twitter.com/GaXZIXyQsV
— Matt Ford (@fordm) October 26, 2018
The president has now been briefed by Chief of Staff Kelly, US Secret Service, FBI and DHS. AG Jeff Sessions is currently at the White House, as well.
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) October 26, 2018
This is a developing story. We’ll provide more updates as they become available.