DNA nabbed mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc for law enforcement: Terror expert

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DNA found on at least one of the packages helped investigators identify Sayoc as a suspect, law enforcement officials told CNN.

Sacramento authorities are investigating a suspicious package addressed to California Sen.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday the Justice Department was dedicating every available resource to the investigation "and I can tell you this: We will find the person or persons responsible". It sure looks like it is what it looks like, but until we get confirmation from investigators, we can not go out on that limb yet (remember the Gabby Giffords shooting that looked clearly politically motivated on its face, and then it turned out that the attempted murderer said they felt personally scorned by Giffords and it was not about ideology).

Shortly after the arrest, Trump called the suspected mail bombs "terrorising acts" and praised law enforcement officers.

He has a lengthy criminal record which includes bomb threats.

Sayoc's home address was listed in public records as an upscale gated apartment complex in the seaside town of Aventura, Florida.

In southern Florida, FBI agents and police swarmed the area around the strip mall in Plantation, where an AFP photographer saw a van covered in blue tarpaulin loaded onto a truck by authorities before being driven away.

The arrest brought to an end to a four-day nationwide manhunt for the alleged mailer of over a dozen suspected pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump. The van belongs to Sayoc, the complaint says. He may have also made threats online, according to Rochelle Ritchie, a former press secretary for Congress. Ritchie said in a tweet Friday morning that Sayoc had threatened her on Twitter, but when she reported him the social media company said he wasn't violating Twitter's rules.

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Fiori said the arrested man did not resist and "had that look of, 'I'm done, I surrender"'. The return address is that of Florida Democratic Rep.

Twelve items have been sent in recent days to figures like ex-president Barack Obama and actor Robert de Niro. His package was delivered to the Manhattan bureau of CNN, where he had served as an on-air analyst.

"It's hard to believe they wouldn't have told the White House yesterday", Miller added, noting that Wray and the Federal Bureau of Investigation had been on to Sayoc for at least 24 hours, and had contacted the Florida Department of Law Enforcement the previous evening.

"I never thought I'd be living among a terrorist", Sassin said. He also has been accused in the past of threatening to use a bomb.

He condemned the mailed bombs.

According to Wray, as well as NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill, there may be other risky packages still in transit or in postal warehouses, so it's important that Americans be aware, alert, and ready to report anything suspicious. It was addressed to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and CNN and resembled the 11 other explosive devices sent to the network and prominent Democrats.

The van had numerous stickers showing President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, as well as a "CNN SUCKS" sign, according to a screenshot posted on Twitter by a CNN reporter.

The first package was found Monday at the home of billionaire businessman George Soros, a long-time Democrat and Trump critic.

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