What we know about mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc

DNA nabbed mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc for law enforcement: Terror expert

All of the "suspected explosive devices" were taken to the FBI's laboratory at the U.S. Marine Corps base in Quantico, Va., said New York City Police Commissioner James O'Neill.

Trump says, "Acts or threats of political violence have no place in the United States".

"I am prepared to do everything in my power as president to stop it and stop it now", Trump said. "I don't think the president tried to incite this action, but that's what happened".

According to court and other public records, Sayoc had a lengthy criminal and court record in Florida.

Authorities also seized a white van belonging to Sayoc, its windows plastered with pro-Trump stickers, the slogan "CNN SUCKS" and images of Democratic leaders with red cross-hairs over their faces. Investigators later reveal that one of the Waters packages also contained a latent fingerprint and a possible DNA sample linked to Sayoc. The Department of Justice has a press conference scheduled at 2:30 EST and we will update this post as more information becomes available.

Agents tried to question him immediately, according to one law enforcement official.

No one claimed responsibility for parcel bombs, which were denounced by authorities as terrorism, and came less than two weeks ahead of USA congressional elections that could alter the balance of power in Washington. CNN received one of the suspicious packages at its NY office.

A thirteenth suspicious parcel was discovered addressed to Democratic U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of California, CNN said.

Ronald Lowy, a Miami attorney, said Sayoc showed no ability at the time to back up his threat with any bomb-making expertise.

A man named Dre, who is a manager at a used vehicle dealership near the AutoZone, said he heard a loud noise like an explosion at around 11 a.m. "There was something really off with him". "I opened the door and saw the Federal Bureau of Investigation there".

But in a morning Twitter post before the arrest was announced, the president characterized the attempted bombings as an obstacle blocking Republican voters ahead of the midterms.

The complaint also included details suggesting Sayoc's antipathy towards the people and organisations targeted, including the news network CNN, where two of the packages were addressed. President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Rick Scott have been briefed on the issue. None of the 13 devices was detonated.

The presence of what is believed to be pyrotechnic powder is one reason why authorities consider them to be potentially destructive, though it appears they were handled through the postal system - where they were jostled and moved - without any explosion.

Locals in Aventura have said they had noticed his unusual white van driving around.

Investigators have declined to say whether they were built to be functional.

But two federal officials involved in the investigation cautioned that it was too early to say whether the devices were incapable of firing or were deliberately created to frighten rather than explode.

Among intended recipients earlier in the week were former Vice President Joe Biden, former Attorney General Eric Holder, actor Robert De Niro and former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan, whose security clearance Trump revoked after Brennan lambasted Trump's Russian Federation summit performance as "nothing short of treasonous".

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

The devices included very common components, making it more hard to get clues from the signature of the bomb.

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