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Mail Bomb: 2 More Suspicious Packages Found Today, Man Arrested
A man in Florida was today, Friday taken into custody and will be charged in connection with the series of bombs found this week addressed to critics of President Donald Trump, law enforcement officials revealed shortly after the latest two devices were discovered.
Cesar Sayoc, Jr., 56, who has been previously arrested on unspecified charges, is currently in custody, law enforcement officials said. DNA evidence played a role in the arrest, law enforcement told NBC News.
Investigators in the Plantation, Florida, parking lot where Sayoc was arrested could be seen placing a tarp over a van with windows covered with dozens of pictures of Trump and decals, one of which appeared to be a version of a presidential seal.
Two more packages containing explosive devices were discovered this Friday, one in Florida addressed to Sen. Cory Booker and another in New York addressed to former U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, officials said. The total packages so far are 12.
The package addressed to Booker, D-N.J. was discovered at a postal facility in Opa-locka, Florida. On Thursday, investigators said they believed some of the packages may have passed through that mail sorting facility. .
The package mailed to Clapper was addressed to CNN’s New York offices, according to a picture obtained by NBC New York, and discovered at a postal facility in Midtown Manhattan.