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Fingerprint, DNA Lead To Florida Man's Arrest In Mail Bombs Case

Fingerprint, DNA Lead To Florida Man's Arrest In Mail Bombs Case

The Broward County Sheriff's Office mugshot of Cesar Sayoc.

Twelve items have been sent in recent days to figures like ex-president Barack Obama and actor Robert de Niro.

Later, two more were discovered in California.

On Friday, officials said they discovered three more mail bombs addressed to Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, Senator Kamala Harris of California, and former National Intelligence Director James Clapper.

No one claimed responsibility for parcel bombs, which were denounced by authorities as terrorism, and came less than two weeks ahead of United States congressional elections that could alter the balance of power in Washington.

U.S. media has reported that much of the investigation has focused on Florida, where officials believe that at least some of the packages were dispatched.

"There may be other packages in transit now", the Federal Bureau of Investigation director said, noting that "We are not out of the woods yet".

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the suspect faced up to 48 years in jail.

"We will not tolerate such lawlessness, especially political violence", he said at a news conference.

"Let this be a lesson to anyone - regardless of their political beliefs - that we will bring the full force of law against anyone who attempts to use threats, intimidation, and outright violence to further an agenda", Sessions stated.

What do we know about Cesar Sayoc?

It also looks like we have identified Sayoc's Twitter, and this was the last tweet he sent.

Trump was briefed on the arrest by chief of staff John Kelly, a White House official said, and the President was planning to make remarks early Friday afternoon.

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He filed for bankruptcy in Miami in 2012, according to court records. Other charges of larceny, grand theft and fraud soon followed across the southern part of the state. He did not graduate, the spokeswoman added.

"Elected officials and others need to say that this is not who we are as a country", Warner said.

Joe Sassin, who is in his 70s, said about a week ago he saw the white van being towed away from where it was parked in front of the condo along some trees near a canal.

Sayoc's van was also taken into custody.

Other photos on the van include a snap of Hillary Clinton with crosshairs over her face, and a graphic condemning CNN.

The common thread among the bomb targets was obvious: their critical words for Trump and his frequent, harsher criticism in return.

Trump called for a cooling of political rhetoric as he also praised law enforcement for the arrest.

"I thank God no-one's been hurt, and I thank the courageous and resourceful security and law enforcement people for protecting us", De Niro said in a statement.

We must never allow political violence to take root in America - can not let it happen, and I'm committed to doing everything in my power as president to stop it, and to stop it now, to stop it now.

On Friday, shortly before news of the arrest broke, he complained that the packages were slowing momentum for his Republican Party ahead of the November 6 elections, remarks bound to enrage his opponents.

The package to Clapper was addressed to him at CNN's Midtown Manhattan address. "No place", Trump said during a previously-scheduled event with a group of young black conservatives. In 2002, the Miami police arrested him for a bomb threat, a felony.

The first package was found Monday at the home of billionaire businessman George Soros, a long-time Democrat and Trump critic.

Each consisted of explosive material packed in a plastic pipe and wired to a small clock and a battery, Wray said. The devices were being examined by technicians at the FBI's forensic lab in Quantico, Virginia.