Cesar Sayoc Jr.: What to Know About the Man Accused of Mailing Bombs to Trump's Enemies
Florida resident Cesar Sayoc Jr. was apprehended Friday in connection with a series of bombs mailed to enemies of President Trump.
A Florida bodybuilder has been identified as the suspect accused of mailing the pipe bombs to high-profile enemies of President Trump, spreading fear and panic across America this week.
Online, Cesar Altieri Sayoc Jr., 56, proudly proclaimed his love for Trump. His Facebook page shows him wearing a bright red “Make America Great Again” hat at a Trump rally two years ago. He also apparently attended the president's inauguration in early 2017.
Sayoc put just about every aspect of his life on social media, sharing videos of himself pumping iron at gym, as well as pictures of himself posing with women in strip clubs. He lives in Aventura, just north of Miami, and describes himself as a promoter, booking agent and choreographer. He also claims to be a member of the Seminole tribe.
The arrest was officially announced by President Trump at a White House event Friday morning.
Police and the FBI were seen Friday inspecting Sayoc's van, parked at an auto parts store about 14 miles from his home. The van's windows are plastered with pro-Trump decals, and photos of Hillary Clinton, former President Obama and other Democrats in in the crosshairs of a gun.
Sayoc has a long criminal record going back to the 1990s that includes making a bomb threat and "threatening to throw a destructive device.”
The arrest came hours after the bombs were traced to a mail sorting center in Opa-locka, near Miami.
As authorities were closing in, more bombs were discovered. One was intended for New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker. Another was addressed to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper at CNN. It was intercepted at a post office in Manhattan.
Earlier this week, the Time Warner Center, which houses the New York headquarters of CNN, was evacuated after a device was discovered there. Bombs were also mailed to Clinton, Obama and actor Robert De Niro, among others.
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