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- Cesar Altier Sayoc, 56, was taken into custody on Friday morning in Plantation, Florida
- He is an avid Trump fan with an interest in bodybuilding who says he is a member of the Seminole tribe
- Seminole Tribe of Florida has disavowed him however, saying he has never been a member of the tribe
- Sayoc had reportedly been kicked out of his parents’ home and was living in his van when he was arrested
- Four additional suspicious packages discovered on Thursday and Friday brought the total to 14
- On Friday afternoon, postal officials in Burlingame, California intercepted a package for billionaire Tom Styer
- Earlier Friday a package addressed to Senator Kamala Harris was intercepted in Sacramento, California
- A postal inspector intercepted another package to James Clapper in Manhattan Friday morning
- FBI also discovered suspicious package addressed to Senator Cory Booker in Florida on Thursday night
- Discoveries marked suspicious packages targeting outspoken critics of President Trump
Cesar Altier Sayoc was taken into custody on Friday morning in Plantation, Florida in connection with the bombs
A single fingerprint helped the FBI crack the mail bombing spree targeting critics of President Donald Trump and identify a suspect, officials have revealed.
Cesar Altier Sayoc, 56, was taken into custody on Friday morning in Plantation, Florida in connection with the 14 suspicious packages that have been discovered this week.
Federal investigators initially tied Sayoc to the bomb spree through a fingerprint on the package addressed to US Rep. Maxine Waters, a California Democrat.
FBI Director Chris Wray said at a press conference on Friday afternoon that investigators subsequently recovered DNA from two other packages, which they linked to a sample taken from Sayoc in a prior arrest.
Sayoc was convicted of a threat to ‘throw, place, project or discharge any destructive device’ in 2002 in Dade County, Florida, after he threatened to blow up a utility company for shutting off his electricity.
He has other prior convictions on felony charges including grand theft and drug possession with intent to distribute, but has never served prison time.