Who Is Cesar Sayoc Jr., 56-Year-Old Florida Suspect Arrested For Pipe Bomb Packages?
The suspect in question is Cesar Sayoc Jr., a 56-year-old man from Aventura, Florida, which is situated north of Miami.
Sayoc is reportedly a registered Republican and has a long criminal record in his state that dates back to the early 1990s. He has previously been arrested for drug and fraud charges, felony theft and for making bomb threats.
According to the New York Times, documents listed New York-born Sayoc’s occupation simply as “manager.” A 2012 bankruptcy petition filed in Miami also revealed Sayoc lived with his mother at that time and had not furniture in his home.
Sayoc’s targets included several prominent Democratic officials who are fierce critics of President Donald Trump. The recipients of the suspicious mailed packages with explosives included Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, George Soros, Eric Holder and Joe Biden, as well as CNN’s offices in New York City.
Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and former National Intelligence Director James Clapper were two of the latest targets of the attempted attacks. More than ten packages were delivered in total.
Trump called for unity upon learning of the threatening packages, and said violent acts like these “have no place’ in the United States. On Friday, he thanked investigators for doing an “incredible job” in finding the suspect.
CBS showed footage of Sayoc attending a Trump rally at an unconfirmed location and date.