Pipe bomb suspect built devices in his van, sources say

Pipe bomb suspect built devices in his van, sources say

Pipe bomb suspect built devices in his van, sources say

The man suspected of sending 14 pipe bombs to prominent Democrats around the country will be formally charged in court Monday. The package was sent to the Time Warner Center, where CNN's New York City office is located.

Sayoc is expected to stand trial on five federal crimes: interstate transportation of an explosive, illegal mailing of explosives, threats against former Presidents and other persons, threatening interstate communications and assaulting current and former federal officers.

Sayoc was arrested Friday for sending improvised explosive devices to 13 high-profile Democrats, including former president Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and billionaire philanthropist George Soros.

Among the others Sayoc is alleged to have sent explosives devices were businessman and philanthropist George Soros, Joe Biden, Maxine Waters and former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan.

A NY federal defender who has also been listed as Sayoc's attorney didn't immediately return a request for comment.

If put on trial and convicted, he faces up to 48 years in prison in what politicians on both sides of the aisle have condemned as domestic terrorism. Kamala Harris of California said investigators were looking at a package sent to her office.

In addition, a number of press outlets attributed social media accounts to Sayoc that were rife with posts mocking Democrats, as well as photos of Sayoc wearing a hat bearing President Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan.


Federal agents are still searching for other possible suspects in South Florida who may have helped Cesar Sayoc, the former stripper and self-described entertainment promoter who was arrested at an auto parts store in Plantation Friday.

Sayoc was arrested around 11 am Friday outside an AutoZone vehicle fix shop in Plantation, Florida, about 20 miles from Aventura, officials said.

Sayoc targeted individuals who'd been bashed by the president, the packages and his van plastered with pro-Trump, anti-left and anti-media messages all indicating he was politically motivated.

After Monday's hearing, the case is expected to move to a federal court in NY.

Trump's tweet came shortly after Steyer accused the president and the Republican Party of creating an atmosphere of "political violence" in an interview on CNN's "State of the Union".

A man who allegedly sent over a dozen mail bombs to liberal public figures reportedly had a list of targets "in the hundreds". One of the 14 explosive packages discovered last week was addressed to Biden. Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray declined to talk about the potential political motivations but Sessions did say this: "He may have been a partisan. appears to be partisan, but that will be determined as the case goes forward".

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