UPDATE: We have a name.
BREAKING: Senior law enforcement sources identify suspect in suspicious package investigation as Cesar Sayoc Jr., 56, of Aventura, Florida.— Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) October 26, 2018
And a photo.
Photo of suspect Cesar Sayoc Jr. pic.twitter.com/dvjEApfhAL— Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) October 26, 2018
Sayoc Jr. was reported to have a criminal history.
UPDATE: President Trump will be addressing the nation soon.
I will be speaking at the Young Black Leadership Summit in 15 minutes where I will address the investigation into the bomb packages.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 26, 2018
UPDATE: Authorities were seen covering a van believed to be owned by the suspect.
Authorities found the suspect via a cell phone, according to reports.
LATEST: Suspect in custody in connection with suspect mail-bomb campaign was tracked through a cell phone; cell phone, laptop and other electronic devices have been recovered. https://t.co/q7OJsPJ4Bl pic.twitter.com/YerSRzdaJo— ABC News (@ABC) October 26, 2018
Forensic evidence has led federal authorities to arrest a man in Plantation, Florida believed to be connected to the string of dangerous deliveries this week.
BREAKING: CNN's @evanperez says that Federal authorities have arrested a man in connection with the investigation into the explosives sent to political figures across the country.— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) October 26, 2018
Twelve suspicious packages were sent to prominent Democratic leaders and celebrities, including two today to former DNI director James Clapper and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ). The other 10 were addressed to former President Obama, Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden, former CIA director John Brennan, liberal billionaire George Soros, former Attorney General Eric Holder, and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). Thankfully, none of the devices have detonated.
The Department of Justice says to standby for a press conference this afternoon.
We can confirm one person is in custody. We will hold a press conference at the Department of Justice at 2:30pm ET.— Sarah Isgur Flores (@whignewtons) October 26, 2018
President Trump has reportedly been briefed on the arrest. He condemned the bomb threats earlier this week at a campaign rally in Wisconsin and from the White House, where he pledged to "bring those responsible for these despicable acts to justice.”