Published: Mon, October 29, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Fil-Am suspect rapped for 13 bombs in mail

Fil-Am suspect rapped for 13 bombs in mail

FBI Director Christopher Wray also revealed Friday that the pipe bombs allegedly sent by Sayoc were viable bombs not hoaxes, telling a press conference 'These are not explosive devices'.

My crew first encountered Cesar Sayoc, the mail bomber/terrorist, 20 months ago when we went down to Melbourne, Florida, to film Trump's first "Trump 2020 Re-election Rally" - just one month after his inauguration.

Sayoc, 56, was identified after officers found a fingerprint on one of the packages, Federal Bureau of Investigation director Christopher Wray said.

Some of the postings included the same misspellings in some of the addresses on the pipe-bomb packages, including the last name of one of the recipients, Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a prominent Florida Democrat and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

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

Sayoc was arrested Friday outside an auto parts store in Plantation, Florida, near Miami, and authorities also seized a white van that Sayoc appeared to live in.

Investigators at the Federal Bureau of Investigation lab in Quantico, Va., also identified a possible DNA match from two of the homemade pipe bombs.

The packages turned up between Monday and Friday in New York, California and Washington. Authorities told the Associated Press the devices were not rigged to explode when the packages were opened, but they said they were not sure if that is because the devices were poorly made or were not meant to harm. Coworkers say he was DJing at a club the night before he was picked up by the FBI, Myre reports.

When asked why Sayoc had sent the bombs to Democrats, Sessions said that he was not sure, but added that the suspect "appears to be a partisan". Additional packages addressed to Sens.

FBI Director Christopher A. Wray said that the bureau was still trying to determine if Sayoc's bombs were "functional" but noted that they contained "energetic material" that could be risky.

The lawyer said Sayoc was a bodybuilder then, and displayed no political leanings except for plastering a vehicle he owned with Native American signs.

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"I really couldn't believe it because as far as an employee, he was on time, he was cordial", she said.

"I've received messages before from people who like to call me the N-word or the B-word or things like that, and I usually brush that off. I can do the greatest thing for our country, and on the networks and on different things it will show bad", he told the crowd, acknowledging an attendee who shouted "fake news". "But this one was a little more concerning to me because it was seeming to be a threat on my life or a threat on my safety, or possibly even a threat for my loved ones". The woman, Rochelle Ritchie, reported him to Twitter, but the company found he had not violated any conduct rules.

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