— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) October 26, 2018
Cesar Sayoc Jr. was taken into custody Friday under suspicion of being the perpetrator for the mail bomb attacks which have kept America on edge for the last few days.
Sayoc is a 56-year-old registered Republican from Miami-Dade County. Multiple reports indicate that Sayoc is originally from New York before moving to Aventura, FL. Early reports on court records show that Sayoc has a criminal background that includes felony theft, drug and fraud charges, probation violations and accusations of threatening to use a bomb.
Law enforcement officials arrested Sayoc at an auto repair shop in Plantation, FL after he was connected to DNA evidence collected from the bombs sent to media officials and high-profile critics of Donald Trump. Authorities seized a white van today as evidence for their investigation on Sayoc, and pictures from the scene show the vehicle is covered in pro-Trump paraphernalia.
The Justice Department has announced that they will hold a press conference later in the day, which may provide more details.
Multiple reports on Sayoc’s social media accounts indicate that he was a major Trump fan who would often spout off conspiracy theories and radical political beliefs. These extreme statements include threats of political violence against numerous anti-Trump public figures, some of whom received suspicious packages in the last few days.
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