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The string of mail bomb scares that has drawn national attention and sparked security concerns this week may finally be over. Numerous media outlets reported Friday morning that federal authorities have made an arrest in the case, and the American people may be getting answers.
Around noon Eastern time, NBC News and others released the name of the suspect: Cesar Sayoc, a middle-aged man who was taken into custody in Florida.
Arrest - Record - Offenses
He has an arrest record, but it was not clear what his past offenses are.
“The suspect arrested in connection with the suspicious packages is in his 50s and has a criminal history,” reported CNN’s Evan Perez, citing a law enforcement official.
Suspect - Aventura - Florida - Address - Ties
“While the suspect has an Aventura, Florida, address, he has ties to New York. He was arrested at a business in Plantation, Florida,” the report said.
That arrest came not long after two additional devices were found by authorities. One was addressed to Democrat Sen. Cory Booker, while another was sent to former U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who is now a CNN contributor.
Packages - Offender - Week - Devices - Doubt
At least 12 suspicious packages thought to be sent from the same offender have been located over the past week. They contained devices that were without a doubt meant to resemble bombs, although investigators found many of the objects were not capable of detonating.
While the suspect was arrested in Florida, there is a good chance that he will be interviewed and later prosecuted outside of that state by federal authorities. The interstate nature and type of crime give the...
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