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Federal
authorities on Friday arrested a man in connection with a slew of
attempted attacks on top Democrats and other public
figures.

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  • Law enforcement on Friday confiscated a van that reportedly
    belongs to Cesar Sayoc Jr.
  • Sayoc, 56, was arrested on Friday in connection with the
    investigation into a series of attempted bombings against top
    Democrats and other public figures. 
  • The van is covered in politically charged bumper stickers.

A van plastered with pro-President Donald Trump imagery that was
confiscated by law enforcement in connection with the
investigation into a series of attempted bombings via mail has
become a subject of great interest.

The van reportedly belongs to Cesar Sayoc Jr., 56, of Aventura,
Florida.

Federal authorities on Friday announced Sayoc was arrested in
connection with the slew of mail bombs sent to top Democrats and
other public figures. 

In news footage on Friday afternoon, law enforcement could be
seen throwing a blue tarp over the van before towing it. 

The van is covered in politically charged bumper stickers, many
of which express support for Trump and the Republican
Party. 


van
A
van with windows covered in pro-Trump and anti-Democrat stickers,
which was apprehended on October 26, 2018 during an investigation
into a series of parcel bombs, is seen in Hollywood,
Florida,

Geo
Rodriguez/Reuters


In an image of the vehicle, a sticker with a target on former
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s face can be seen. One of the
suspicious packages intercepted this week was addressed to
Clinton. 


Florida man van
A
van with windows covered in pro-Trump and anti-Democrat stickers,
which was apprehended on October 26, 2018 during an investigation
into a series of parcel bombs, is seen in Hollywood,
Florida.

Geo
Rodriguez/Reuters


The FBI has taken the van to its field office in Miramar,
Florida,
CBS News reported

Sayoc, who registered as a Republican before Florida’s 2016
primary, has a long criminal history.

When questioned about potential motives for the attempted
attacks, Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday said the
suspect
“appears to be a partisan.”

FBI Director Christopher Wray on Friday said he believed law
enforcement had apprehended the “right guy,” but also noted that
the investigation is ongoing. 

At least 14 suspicious packages have been found or intercepted
across the country this week. All of the packages were addressed
to people who have been verbally attacked by Trump, and who have
been vocally critical of him as well. 


packages foundSkye Gould/Business Insider

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