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Florida man arrested in connection with mail bombs, packages

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Members
of the New York Police Department are seen outside the Time
Warner Center after a suspicious package was found inside the CNN
Headquarters in Manhattan, New York on October 24,
2018.

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Stapleton


  • Federal authorities have reportedly arrested a man in Florida
    in connection with a series of attempted attacks on top Democrats
    and other public figures over the course of the week. 
  • A spokeswoman for the Department of Justice confirmed a
    suspect was in custody.
  • At least 12 suspicious packages have been intercepted since
    Monday.
  • All were addressed or sent to top Democrats and other public
    figures whom President Donald Trump has vocally attacked and
    who’ve often been critical of the president as well. 

Federal authorities have reportedly arrested a man in Florida in
connection with a series of attempted attacks on top Democrats
and other public figures over the course of the week. 

A spokeswoman for the Department of Justice confirmed a suspect
was in custody, and said a press conference will be held at 2:30
p.m. ET.

The man is reportedly in his 50s and is expected to face charges.
It’s not clear if anyone else may have been involved in the
attempted attacks. 

Police have also towed a van in Plantation, Florida, that appears
to be covered in pro-Republican bumper stickers in connection
with the arrest, according to reports. 

At least 12 suspicious packages containing potential explosive
devices have been intercepted since Monday. All were addressed or
sent to top Democrats and other public figures whom President
Donald Trump has vocally attacked and who’ve often been critical
of the president as well. 

So far, package have been sent or addressed to former
President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton, former CIA Director John Brennan, former Attorney
General Eric Holder, Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, former Vice
President Joe Biden, actor Robert De Niro, Democratic Sen. Cory
Booker, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper,
and billionaire George Soros.


Suspicious package Oct 26 updateSkye Gould/Business Insider

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