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Mail-bomb suspect arrested in Florida

Mail-bomb suspect arrested in Florida

The Clapper package, as with one sent on Wednesday to former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan, were marked care of CNN, a television network often critical of the administration and long provoking Trump's ire.

"We will prosecute them, him, her, whoever it may be, to the fullest extent of the law", he said at a White House event.

Mahoney also made it clear that while he is not making a direct link between Trump's rhetoric and violence, in light of today's arrest of pro-Trump partisan Cesar Sayoc, the suspected mail bomber, the consequences are clear.

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

Politicians on both sides of the aisle have branded the packages - intercepted in New York, Maryland, Florida, Delaware and Los Angeles - domestic terrorism, but Trump has come under fire for his response.

Authorities are seen in Plantation, Florida taking a man into custody in connection to the mailed package bombs.

A 2002 booking photo of Cesar Sayoc, who was taken into custody on October 26, 2018, in connection with a spate of suspicious packages and pipe bombs sent to prominent Democrats and critics of Donald Trump.

The white van papered with inflammatory material that was captured by local media outlets during Sayoc's arrest did in fact belong to him.

Sayoc was charged Friday with transporting explosives across state lines, illegally mailing explosives, threatening former presidents and others, threatening interstate communications and assaulting federal officials, according to charging documents.

In 2002, he was convicted on a threat to "throw, place, project or discharge any destructive device".

The records show eight arrests, including on suspicion of grand theft, battery, fraud, drug possession and probation violations. He said investigators had yet to determine whether the bombs were actually "functional", but the devices could be unsafe "if subjected to the right combination of heat or shock or friction".

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"I ain't scared", said Waters in an interview with Blavity, a media outlet aimed at Black millennials.

President Donald Trump said he expected to speak about the investigation at a youth summit on Friday.

Since Monday homemade bombs and other suspected explosive devices have been addressed to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Hollywood megastar Robert De Niro and a litany of figures loathed by the USA president's supporters.

US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Florida appeared to be the starting point for at least some of the bomb shipments.

New York City Police officers respond to the scene of a suspicious package at a postal facility, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 in New York.

None of the bombs exploded, but FBI Director Chris Wray said Friday, "These are not hoax devices".

"It would be worse than September 11th", Sayoc said, according to the police report, which also said Sayoc threatened the company's representative with physical harm if his electricity was turned off.

A federal law enforcement source said charges would likely be brought by federal prosecutors in Manhattan and Sayoc transferred to New York City.

Pipe bombs found across the U.S.

Details suggested a pattern - that the items were packaged in manila envelopes, addressed to prominent Trump critics, carried USA postage stamps and had the same return address for Florida-based Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

The first pipe bomb that was received came Monday in Northern Westchester at the Katonah home of billionaire business magnate and political activist George Soros.

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