Live Updates: FBI Arrests Man in Connection to Mail Bomb Campaign

October 26, 2018


Federal authorities on Friday arrested a man in Plantation, Florida in connection to a series of apparent mail bombs sent to prominent Democrats and progressive activists, according to reports. 


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1:03 PM — More information comes to light about suspect Cesar Altieri Sayoc’s past legal troubles.


1:00 PM — ABC News reports federal authorities tracked the suspect Cesar Altieri Sayoc using a mobile phone. Officials are now in possession of the suspect’s mobile phone and laptop computer.


12:34 PM — President Trump hailed the mail bomb suspect’s quick arrest and said he will face “swift and certain justice” to the “fullest extent of the law.” He adds: “We must not let political violence take root in America.”


12:32 PM — Speaking before the Young Black Leadership Summit at the White House, President Trump says of the suspected mail bomber’s arrest: “These terrorist acts are despicable and have no place in our country.”


12:12 PM — Officials say DNA evidence played a key role in Sayoc’s arrest.


11:57 AM — Close up photos of the suspect Cesar Altieri Sayoc’s van taken in April.


11:51 AM — The suspect has been identified as 56-year-old Cesar Altieri Sayoc of Florida.


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