Breaking : Explosive Packages – Arrest Made

Federal authorities have arrested a man in connection to the suspected explosive packages, according to multiple law enforcement sources.

Update : Multiple law enforcement sources state the suspect is Cesar Sayoc Jr., a 56 year-old with an Aventura, Florida address. He was arrested at a business in Plantation, about 20 miles away in South Florida. He has a criminal history and has ties to New York, the officials said.

 

A suspect was arrested in Florida on Friday morning in connection with the rash of suspicious packages sent to prominent Democrats nationwide, a law enforcement source confirmed to Fox News.

Federal authorities had been focusing on Florida as the location where the majority of packages originated.

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“Some of the packages went through the mail,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told Fox News. “They originated, some of them, from Florida. I am confident that this person or people will be brought to justice.”

Several of the packages went through a U.S. postal facility in Opa-locka, Florida. The Miami-Dade County Police Department confirmed Thursday it was helping federal agents who were at the facility as part of the ongoing investigation.

The USPS operates an innovative imaging system that photographs each piece of mail processed throughout the country. Investigators were likely relying on that system to pinpoint where some of the packages were mailed.

The FBI says the packages each consisted of a manila envelope with a bubble-wrap interior containing potentially destructive devices. The packages were addressed with a computer-printed address label and six stamps.

A government source told Fox News that the stamps are being analyzed by the FBI in Quantico. The source also said the investigation has progressed “significantly” and that the FBI is reaching out to retailers to zero in on where the elements of the bombs were made and where they were sold.

The envelopes and packaging materials will also be closely analyzed and are likely to contain a treasure trove of DNA information that can be used to identify whoever is behind the bombs. Tiny bits of genetic material – traces of sweat, skin cells, saliva, hair or fingerprints – will be a roadmap to the suspect’s door, investigators and bomb experts say.

Currently, the Washington, D.C., field office and the FBI headquarters have 24 teams in place and on the hunt for the culprit.

Forensic investigators at the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Va., have been sifting through the packages addressed to former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, liberal billionaire George Soros, former Attorney General Eric Holder, former CIA Director John Brennan and California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters.

The devices are thought to have been fashioned from crude, bomb-making designs widely available on the Internet. Authorities haven’t said whether the devices were built to explode and kill or simply sow fear.

Ryan Morris, founder of Tripwire Operation Group, a company that provides explosives training to law enforcement and military officials, called the devices “Mickey Mouse” bombs that were meant to be found. He told Fox News he believes the primary motive is fear. The packages were sent about two weeks ahead of the midterm elections.

Regardless, investigators are treating the devices as “live” explosives New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill said.

Larry Johnson, a former head of criminal investigations for the U.S. Secret Service who also served as a special agent in charge of the presidential protective detail, agrees that bomb makers usually leave evidence – and their signature- behind.

“If there is a human involved, there is a high probability you’re going to get somewhere investigatively,” he told The Associated Press. “There will be no stone left unturned.”

Johnson believes it’s “highly likely” the person who built the bombs will have been previously flagged by law enforcement. The Secret Service maintains a wide database of groups and individuals who have made threats in the past against presidents or other top political leaders and activists via email, letters or on social media.

James Fitzgerald, a retired FBI profiler and forensic linguist who, in 1996, helped catch “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski — who killed 3 people and injured 23 in bombings between 1978 and 1995 — told Fox News on Wednesday that the letter sent to John Brennan, the former director of the CIA and a staunch Trump critic, reminded him of something the Unabomber would send because of the amount of stamps used on the package.

“The linguist in me noticed that Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the last name is spelled missing a ‘c’ and John Brennan’s name is spelled missing an ‘n’ and that kind of surprised me and I have a feeling that was done on purpose to make this look like somebody who doesn’t really know who these people are and that it wasn’t an honest mistake. If he had this much anger and vitriol against these people, you would think he would know how to spell their names.

Fitzgerald said that “almost all bombers in the past have been single bombers”, but he added what stood out to past campaigns, including Kaczynski and Mark Conditt, the bomber who terrorized Austin, Texas, earlier this year, for the most part mailed their package bombs separately.

Fitzgerald also said further evidence may present itself.

“There may be some sort of a letter or social media aspect or video tape, or something equivalent to that comes in the mail, a DVD or whatever that claims responsibility for this, but we’re too early, this person had a point they had to make with these devices and quite frankly they’ve made it.”

Fran Townsend, former Homeland Security Advisor in the George W Bush administration, and now CBS News’s security analyst, said the bombs were “not a standard recipe”.

“He didn’t go on the internet and just pull down the standard Al Qaeda recipe which we’ve seen before, so he’s left his own signature, there’s something unique about the way this has been put together which will be very helpful for investigators,” she told CBS News.

60 comments
  1. This entire matter is a delusional democrat hoax. If this person has any connection with Killary Rotten Benghazi Clinton, he will soon commit Arkancide!

    1. That’s what exactly I said to my wife. She replied, “Probably”. Two hours later, Donald Trump made a comment That it is CNN’s because he could not use the word,”Democrats”.
      Besides this, I am sure that Democrats are behind the Stock Market” crash. Because they think that the middle class who are concern about their 401K, and they will go against GOP. But no matter what they do, the american people are not going to fooled and there will be a land slide victory for Republicans.

      1. You’ve got the facts all correct, I just hope the rest is also that the American people are through falling for the deceptive practices of the Left.

    2. Amen Brother, I said that from the beginning. A Demorat somewhere in the wood pile, other wise if this or those responsible wanted to hurt someone they could have.. The only one these clowns wanted to hurt is the PEOPLES PRESIDENT..

    1. vincent I think you are correct this bomb scare is a cover up for the caravan both planed by the socialist party

    1. YOU are wrong! This can be laid square at the feet of the Dims leaders. Like Maxine Waters. While she never said to physically assault the Republicans, she was subtly giving the crazies leeway to do it. And, where was everybody’s concern when ricin was mailed to Sen. Collins? Or when the Republican baseball team was attacked at practice? Never heard a peep out of any of YOU! All you leftists care about is destroying MY country. If you don’t like America, then leave, & go find your Utopia. Maybe Central America would take you in. You don’t like our president, which is your choice. We’ve had several, over the years, that I didn’t like. But I have the right to do that. What I DON”T have the right to do is to threaten those who disagree with MY opinion, nor to attack them, & try to do bodily harm. And, y’all are about to face the music for all the hatred. A LOT of people, even some of your own party, have realized just how dangerous y’all are, & are walking away. People that have been Democrats all their lives are now on the President’s side. The Kavanaugh fiasco did y’all in! Plus a whole LOT of prayers!

      1. Exactly Sharon. It is so disgusting that Maxine Waters has not been prosecuted. She started this whole mess

    2. Kim, you are seriously delusional and have been brainwashed by the Democratic party to follow blindly. Have you every taken the time to research the beginnings of your party to gain knowledge of who and what tgey represent and stand for?? If not you owe itto yourself to do your own DUE DILIGENCE, only then can you make the right determination for you. What I found sickened me to the core. The Democratic party invented KKK Ku-Klux-Klan to keep IGNORANT people such as yourself in the dark and forever inslaved. With that said perhaps the best CIVIL APPROACH for ALL irregardless of political party and violence is simply “AGREE TO DISAGREE”. Case closed.

    3. Still on that plantation , join the freedom of the Trump train , life is sooooooooooooooooooo much better off the demonrat plantation.

    4. When the Senator Scalise was shot and almost died by a Democrat the Repunlicans did not blame the Democrats. So please don’t acccuse anyone of the bomb pcks. Violence is violence!

    5. You are an idiot. That’s just the thing a leftist would say. Let’s blame everything on Trump. Why not just sit back, let the man do his job, and reap in the rewards. Nobody did anything like this to Obama. Believe me, there were plenty of us who weren’t too happy about him winning his election. Hell, if you disagreed with him, you were a racist. So does that mean all of you who disagree with Trump are racists. I don’t think so. I believe you are just people who disagree with him. And that’s OK. This is America and we can disagree. So let’s talk about it. But all I can see from your side is hate and divide. Add a helping of violence and outright assault, and we have Portland. Please, stop the blame game and just vote. Donald Trump was voted in. Let him work and let’s see what he does. Has your life gone so horribly wrong in these last couple of years? I’ll bet not. By the way, I ought to tell you that I am not a right wing fanatic, I am a Democrat. A democrat who does not agree with the party at this time. I tried corresponding with several of the Democratic Leaders, but not one has responded. I guess they really don’t care what their constituents think. Or, at least not the ones who disagree with them. Just food for thought. I’m sorry that I called you an idiot. I doubt you are. Just misguided or misled. Have a nice day and a happy life. My wish for all.

      1. The hate comes from Trump himself from the start. He just hates everyone that disagrees with his so-called platform. He calls people who engage in violence his “kind of friend”. The ignorance is his and he just leads the bunch of ignorants with his lies. Even his close advisors know he just blows hot air and have to play and fix things to fit. Began in Florida, suspect from Florida, and Trumps infatuation with Florida, nice place to start. Getting answers will be made easier with new investigation tools. Let’s just hope it is done fairly, with no intimidating. Bombs thru mail is just wrong. No matter by who they may answer to. Innocent people handling packages. Hate and discremaion needs to stop.

    6. Kim, your kind of hate is what started the civil war!!! Think about that!!! Is that what you want to happen again??? Because believe me, if it happens, it will much worse a second time around!!!

    7. Congress Scalise were shot the perpetrator was Bernie Sanders supporter but yea is all president Trump fault, just look at Antifa crap all over the place

  2. I sense the sender if these scare bombs was one if the recievers. The left needed to “blow up” this image of a mob that was sticking to them. And quickly while there’s time left in the mid terms. And of course pin it in our President Trump. I’d trace Brennan’s steps

    1. That is highly likely. Hopefully FBI will share and disclose with “WeThe People” their findings and results of their complete investigation, so we can move on and focus on more important matters, such as Immigration Invasion so ALL Americans can be and feel SAFE. #POTUS #FLOTUS #MAGA … GOD BLESS OUR COUNTRY AND OUR PRESIDENT HE IS DOING EXACTLY WHAT WE ELECTED HIM TO DO!! PRAISE GOD 😊😇

    2. I totally agree!!! When I first heard about this but not the names, the first person who popped in my head was George Soros!!! This is just the kind of stunt he would pull!!! Sounds just like a Nazi tactic to me!!! Maxine Waters is my second choice because she is insane enough to try something like this!!! No doubt in my mind though that this was not done by ANYONE affiliated with or on behalf of the Republican party!!! And just so you know, I am not affiliated with EITHER party!!! I am just a patriotic veteran who cares deeply for my country and calls them as I see them!!!

    1. yep….We saw what they are capable of in the 11th hour Ford Hoax they perpetrated on Justice Kavanaugh in an attempt to destroy a very good man and his wife and children. They have now stooped to a new Low with another 11th hour Hoax just before an important election… They MUST BE STOPPED…VOTE THEM OUT!!!…..JOBS! NOT MOBS!………….TRUMP 2018 – 2020

  3. NOTHING COULD PERSUADE US TO VOTE FOR THOSE SCUM DEMONCRAT CULTISTS!! NO STUNTS ESPECIALLY.

  4. IT IS A SET UP TO TAKE THE PEOPLES MIND OFF OF THE ELECTION AND ALL OF THE IDIOTS WALKING TO THE SOUTHERN BORDRE>:
    GUESS WHO SET THAN UP AND YOU WILL KNOW WHO DID ALL THIS BULL SHIT>
    THE NEXT THING THAT THEY WILL BRING UP> WILL BE THA ALL OF THE REPUBLICANS RUNNING FOR OFFICE
    ARE HAVING SEX WITH STORY DANIEL>:

  5. Just thankful he was caught b4 anyone seriously injured and/or hurt.
    More than likely this individual hired by the liberal powers that be as a ruse to overt focus away from Illegal Invasion by those whom refuse to enter through proper legal channels?? Or he himself also partisan of the Degenerate Party aka Democrats ?? Hmmmm

    1. I would bet almost anything that this man they supposedly arrested had nothing whatsoever to do with it and is going to be railroaded!!! If, some longshot he is part of this, he will most likely be dead very soon because they can’t afford for him to talk!!!

    2. This man advertised trump, on his van. I’ve read he filed bankruptcy. Sure hope they look into his bank history and spending. He’s a convicted criminal, and my guess in Florida they have no right to vote. So in my mind he was’nt too smart and he did more damage by his actions. Trump followers need to stay on course and vote in November.

  6. This guy was a bit extreme…We All have our Kooks! Are they still (or were they ever) investigating the Fake Ricin Letters sent to the Republicans?!!!

  7. wouldn’t surprise me at all if it were a leftist. trying to appear as if the right is of its rocker as much as the left. or even if its a deep state type thing either. everything is so carefully crafted for the biggest psychological impact on the average observer. sway as much outraged public opinion as possible leading to god knows what down the road. its all pretty much contrived anyway.

    1. nonsense . TRUMP in no way advocated violence , if anyone advocated anything its the opposite of TRUMP , its your blue idiots

  8. I once was a Democrat but when I research the party and seen with my own eyes how it has become socialist that’s when I say NO way because I believe in the Constitution, freedom of speech and the left has become so evil. I never in my life thought I would switch parties.

  9. And now the Democrat Party can bust their butts to plant evidence saying it was done by a Republican when in truth it would be too risky and could easily turn the election. I pray that someone wises up to this before serious damage is done to this country.

  10. THIS WHOLE THING IS JUST ANOTHER POLITICAL DIVERSION, DONE TO SIDE TRACK THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS, THAT’S ALL. THIS PERSON IS MENTIALLY ILL OR AT THE VERY LEAST DISTRUBED FROM ALL THE “MAXINE WATERS PROPAGANDA” INVOKING & INSIGHTING OTHER TO VIOLENCE.
    ONLY TIME WILL TELL & THE TRUTH WILL BE MADE KNOWN WHEN IT ALL COMES OUT, NEVER MINDING THE FIRES BEING STOKED BY THE MAIN STREAM FAKE NEWS, OR SO-CALLED PRESS.
    THINK ABOUT IT FOR A MINUTE, MY FRIENDS.
    IT IS THE LAST DAYS OR TIMES. AMEN~!~
    JSJ

  11. The Party of restaurant , university,and baseball field terrorism and their loyal media allies is already trying to pin this on the Republicans. They will do anything to turn the U.S.. into a communist terrorist state like Venezuela (Hillary’s actual model for our country!). The caravan turned many Americans against the Democrats, so they tried sending “bombs” to themselves right before the elections. They knew they could not goad Republicans enough to make them belligerent. I wonder how much they paid their loyalist bomber to betray his country?

  12. THE SUSPECT HAS A CRIMINAL HISTORY, AND, IS FROM NEW YORK.THAT TELLS ME ALL I NEED TO KNOW, A DERANGED LIBERAL, LEFTIST DUMBOCRAT ATTEMPTING TO PIN THE BLAME ON THE CONSERVATIVE RIGHT, ON THE EVE OF THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS.

  13. Cool! Now we can all go back to calling each other vile, despicable things without any distractions in the name of political civility. This mid-term thing… let’s hurry up and get it done before something else happens.

  14. well, it must be pointed out here that both sides of the political spectrum have their crazy elements. This crazy element uses violence as a tool, and they don’t care what harm it may do to those on “their side”. This is insanity at it’s most harmful.

    There are already reports elsewhere that the suspect is a “trump supporter” (God, I hope not!). Until we see all the facts, any speculation we may have is just that: speculation and mostly irrelevant at that.

  15. The Dems know that we are experiencing a paradigm shift in our great country! Too much momentum for them to stop it. Some are getting desperate,obviously. Republicans do things according to the laws while Democratic reasoning produces lawlessness. That’s what we’re experiencing now. So I’m going to spell it out for them….Four more years of Trump and then eight glorious years of Pence and that sounds like a good start to restore this great American experiment! Get used to it 😌.

  16. this guy is obviously stupid and now so many years of freedom will be destroyed , even if those firecrackers were only meant to instill fear , the crime is still attempted murder and all those other fancy felony charges , and if this actually thought he would get away with it , thats another stupid thing, we have some smart AGENTS , in every field , anyway this guy is in deep shit ,,

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