FBI agents arrested Cesar Sayoc, 56, in Plantation, Florida and also hauled away a white van plastered with pro-Trump stickers, the slogans and images of Democratic figures with red crosshairs over their faces. FBI agents used DNA and a fingerprint to identify the Florida man suspected of sending at least 14 bombs to critics of U.S. President Donald Trump days ahead of congressional elections.
Cesar Sayoc has been charged with five federal crimes including threats against former presidents and faces up to 48 years in prison if found guilty, U.S. officials said. Authorities are still investigating whether other people were involved and did not rule out the possibility of further arrests or more explosive devices in the mail.
The intended recipients of packages discovered on Friday included Democratic U.S. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, former U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Democratic U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of California and Democratic donor Tom Steyer.