Two new ones to James Clapper and Cory Booker. But looks like they may have gotten him. None of the prior bombs examined have been found to be operational.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Florida man is under arrest in the investigation of the spate of suspected explosive devices sent to top Democrats around the country, CBS News reported Friday.
The Department of Justice confirmed the arrest at around 11 a.m. Friday, just a few hours after emergency responders found a suspicious package addressed to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, care of CNN, at a mail facility in Midtown Manhattan Friday morning.
The person was taken into custody at or near an auto supply shop in Plantation, Florida, north of Miami, CBS News’ Jeff Pegues reported.
Authorities shut down 52nd Street between 8th and 9th Avenues while the investigation is underway. Numerous emergency vehicles could be seen on the street and people were kept from the area.
The package was safely removed and transported to Rodman’s Neck in the Bronx at around 10 a.m., though police warned the area would still have a strong police presence as the investigation continued.
Male in his fifties with crazy van. Criminal history and ties to New York.
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Led to him through DNA evidence. Prior terroristic threats made.
Van all Trump stickers, CNN Sucks, and nutty things. Part Filipino, according to his own desrciption, hence the name.
On LinkedIn, Cesar Sayoc identified himself as “Promoter, booking agent Live entertainment, owner, choreographer.” He wrote that he was a veterinary medicine graduate, saying, “Career decision of becoming a Horse Doctor was always a love for animals, which were here first and never do anything to anyone. And respect all living things. My family very sound Sayoc name in Medical field Grandfather Col. Baltazar Zook Sayoc that perfect the conversion oriental eye to Americanize. The first plastic surgeon to be observed by 8 million people in NY city Hospital. He over through Communist Philippines liberated island. He built all hospitals in Philippines islands and sets standards highest level. Most surgeon use his instruments which are patented. And a lot surgeon use today. Also Sayoc intl. schools marshals arts Kali that used to over throw communist party . Also one 5 Hero’s disciplinary my mother Madeline Sayoc Giardiello First president Pharmacy Cosmetic Association, Who Who Business Women of Year, Soul buyer consultant for Home Shopping Network, head number 1 marketing consul in World Aventura Marketing consul, up for city counsel women Aventura.”
He had a prior history of threatening judges, that’s why they were able to ID the DNA.
The suspect is believed to be a man in his 50s. The man has been known to make prior threats, including against judges, Fox News reports. Fox News reported that authorities had been watching the man for the past 24 hours. Cameras at a self-service kiosk helped authorities identify the man, Fox News reported.
He also claims to be Native American, part of Seminole tribe. Worked at a strip club and was a bodybuilder. Check here for lots of pictures.