Florida man arrested in connection with package bombs sent to Trump critics

October 26, 2018 04:49 PM

(NBC News) A Florida man has been arrested in connection with several mail bombs sent to prominent critics of President Trump, including former President Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Authorities say Cesar Sayoc, Jr., 56, of Aventura, is the primary suspect in the attempted bombings.

"He has been charged today with five federal crimes," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said, adding that Sayoc still faces the possibility of more charges as the investigation progresses.

Sayoc was taken into custody in Plantation, Florida. 

As Sayoc was taken into custody fbi investigators seized his van, covered with pictures of the president, right wing bumper stickers and pictures of Democrats with rifle targets over their faces.

"He may have been a partisan - appears to be a partisan - but that would be determined by the facts as the case goes forward," Sessions said.

The arrest came shortly after the discovery of two more packages containing potentially explosive devices. They were addressed to Senator Cory Booker and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

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