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WATCH LIVE: Justice Department News Conference on Arrest of Mail Bomb Suspect

The Department of Justice is holding a news conference following the arrest of the suspected perpetrator behind the series of parcel bombs recently sent around the country. The press event is likely to provide more information about the suspect and whether any more packages are still being tracked down.

The news conference is scheduled to begin any moment.

The suspect is Cesar Sayoc Jr., a 56-year-old Florida resident and registered Republican with an extensive criminal record and history of making threats. He was arrested at an auto parts store in Plantation, FL today after DNA evidence connected him to more than a dozen explosive devices sent to top Democrats, the media, and various public figures critical of President Trump.

The current count of suspicious packages is up to 14 as Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), former Direcotr of National Intelligence James Clapper, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Democratic megadonor Tom Steyer were found to have been targeted by new parcels today.

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