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How police found the serial mail bombing suspect

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cnn bomb
The
package and bomb sent to John Brennan at CNN, New York, October
23, 2018.

CNN

  • Federal authorities on Friday announced they’d arrested a
    suspect in connection with a series of attempted bombings via
    mail of high-profile Democrats and other public figures. 
  • The suspect was identified as Cesar Sayoc, 56, of Aventura,
    Florida.
  • DNA evidence found on one of the devices in the investigation
    played a large role in leading authorities to Sayoc, according to
    what a law enforcement official
    told CBS News
    .
  • FBI Director Christopher Wray on Friday said a
    fingerprint was found on one of the envelopes in the
    investigation, which matched Sayoc.

Federal authorities on Friday announced they’d
arrested a suspect
in connection with a series of attempted
bombings via mail of high-profile Democrats and other public
figures. 

The suspect was identified as Cesar Sayoc Jr., 56, of Aventura,
Florida. Sayoc was arrested around 10 a.m. ET on Friday in
Plantation, Florida.

Sayoc is being questioned by FBI agents with the Joint
Terrorism Task Force, according to reports.


cesar soyac
A photo of suspect Cesar
Soyac.

Broward
County


Law enforcement tracked down Sayoc less than a week after the
first bomb threat emerged, and authorities are being widely
praised for the speedy investigation. 

Preident Donald Trump tweeted on Friday, “I want to applaud
the FBI, Secret Service, Department of Justice, the U.S.
Attorneys’ Office for the Southern District of New York, the
NYPD, and all Law Enforcement partners across the Country for
their incredible work, skill and determination!”

DNA evidence found on one of the devices in the investigation
played a large role in leading authorities to Sayoc, according to
what a law enforcement official
told CBS News
. Sayoc has an extensive criminal
history, including a 2002 arrest on charges that he
made a bomb threat.

FBI Director Christopher Wray on Friday said a fingerprint
was found on one of the envelopes in the investigation, which
matched Sayoc. He also said DNA was found on two of the devices.
The envelope was reportedly addressed to Democratic Rep. Maxine
Waters. 

At least 12 suspicious packages addressed to prominent
Democrats and public figures, including former President Barack
Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, have been
found or intercepted over the course of the week. 


Suspicious package Oct 26 updateSkye Gould/Business Insider

All of the packages were addressed to people who have vocally
attacked Trump, and who have often been critical of the
president. 

Sayoc faces charges in connection to the slew of attempted
attacks, which Trump on Friday described as “terrorizing acts”
and “despicable.” Trump said the suspect would be prosecuted “to
the fullest extent of the law.”

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