By Meg Wagner, Veronica Rocha, Sophie Tatum, Eric Levenson, Brian Ries, Paul P. Murphy and also Jessie Yeung, glossesweb.com


6:57 p.m. ET, October 26, 2018

The mail bomb suspect was arrested today. Here's how it happened.

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Mail bomb doubt Cesar Sayoc was arrested today in south Florida and charged with making threats against former presidents and also other explosive-related crimes.

Our live coverage of the arrest has ended, yet here"s everything you need to know:


The charges: He was charged with interstate transportation of an explosive, Illegal mailing of explosives, threats against former presidents and other persons, threatening interstate communications and assaulting current and also former federal officers. Sayoc deals with up come 48 years in prison.The devices: The explosive gadgets were almost identical and consisted the a six-inch PVC pipe, a tiny clock, battery, wiring and energetic material, follow to the complaint against Sayoc. Few of the mailings sent to numerous political figures had photographs the the targets through a red X marked across your faces.
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6:00 p.m. ET, October 26, 2018

Suspect's previous lawyer: that struggled v “a absence of understanding of reality”

From glossesweb.com"s Scott Glover


Cesar Altieri Sayoc, the letter bomb suspect arrested Friday, has actually struggled for years through “a absence of comprehension of reality,” his previous lawyer told glossesweb.com.

Attorney Ronald S. Lowy stated Sayoc’s mother and also sisters have actually urged him come seek clinical treatment, however he has actually refused.


“He thinks there’s nothing wrong v him,” Lowy said shortly ~ meeting with the suspect’s family.
Sayoc has been estranged from the family for the previous several years, Lowy said, and also his mom “can’t know his (Sayoc"s) habits or views."

Though FBI searched the mother’s house on Friday, Lowy guess it would be “a rubbish of time” since Sayoc hadn’t went to the residence for at the very least three years.

Lowy claimed the the next he concerned getting treatment for Sayoc was in 2004 during a drug case that involved steroids. He said he negotiated with prosecutors to have it charged as a narcotics situation so his client could acquire court mandated-treatment.

It was not automatically clear even if it is he actually received such treatment.

Lowy, who claimed he now represents Sayoc’s mother and also two sisters, claimed they are struggling to involved terms with the allegations.

“It’s a very emotional time for them,” that said.


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5:54 p.m. ET, October 26, 2018

Van towed from arrest step was spanned in politics stickers

From glossesweb.com"s Dakin Andone and Gisela Crespo


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A valve in Plantation, Florida, towed far from the step of bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc"s arrest had images of chairman Trump and also Vice president Mike Pence and a "glossesweb.com Sucks" sticker, video clip footage shows.

Sayoc had actually been kicked the end by his parents and also was life in the white valve widely viewed in pictures Friday, follow to a law enforcement official.

It recorded the eye of Michael Hebert, who filmed footage of what appeared to it is in the van exterior an LA Fitness gym in fort Lauderdale, Florida, ~ above July 18. 

Hebert, who goes come the gym, stated he"d watched Sayoc over there a variety of times and also had seen the van parked outside. 

It stood out to him because of the "political tone," Hebert said glossesweb.com, "which is wild nevertheless of your (political) views." 

"It"s just too much political stuff," Hebert said, including it appeared "a tiny bit extreme."

Here"s the footage:


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5:48 p.m. ET, October 26, 2018

Mike Pence: "We will certainly never allow our political distinctions to justify risks or action of violence"


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Vice president Mike Pence, speak at a campaign event in Roswell, new Mexico, handle the suspicious packages and also the suspect"s arrest ~ above Friday afternoon.

"We will certainly never enable our political differences to justify threats or acts of violence — not now, no ever," that said, including that chairman Trump had "made clear this acts as despicable and also they have no place in our society."

Pence also praised the "amazing job" of investigators and also law enforcement, and called for nationwide unity.


As the President stated today now’s the moment to display the human being how truly great we are. That is why through recognizing what unites us in these United says will always be greater than anything that could ever division us. Every American stand united against anyone almost everywhere who would certainly use risks or violence for any kind of reason."
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5:35 p.m. ET, October 26, 2018

"This was a job really well done": Eric Holder thanks legislation enforcement and also postal workers

From glossesweb.com"s Laura Jarrett


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Former Attorney general Eric Holder thanked regulation enforcement and also postal workers for their solution to the suspiciously packages in a tweet moment ago.

"The job-related you did is reflective that the excellence and also dedication that you always bring to the project — and that the American people always appreciate," he said.

One that the suspicious packages uncovered Wednesday was addressed come Holder, but it was went back to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz"s office in Florida, because her resolve was noted as the return address.

Here"s his tweet:


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5:25 p.m. ET, October 26, 2018

Suspect will show up Monday in a Florida court

From glossesweb.com"s Kara Scannell


Bomb doubt Cesar Sayoc will show up Monday in ~ 2 p.m. ET in a Miami commonwealth court, according to the southerly District of brand-new York. 

Sayoc was charged Friday with five federal crimes and faces as much as 48 years in jail in connection to improvised explosive gadgets sent to prominent autonomous politicians, donors and also glossesweb.com offices in new York.


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5:02 p.m. ET, October 26, 2018

Trump acknowledges suspect sustained him, decreases to disavow

From glossesweb.com"s sarah Westwood


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President Trump recognized the suspect in a cable of bomb mailings had actually pictures of the chairman on his van, but did no disavow the support of the suspect.

“I did not view my challenge on the van,” Trump called reporters top top the south Lawn the the White House. 

At the arrest scene Friday morning, a sticker-covered van to be towed away. The featured pictures of Trump and also Vice chairman Mike Pence.

“I heard he was a human who prefers me over others, yet I go not check out that,” trump said.


“There’s no blame, there’s no anything,” the added.
The President then referenced a shooting critical year at Republicans’ conference baseball practice, brought out by a supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders.

“If friend look at what taken place to Steve Scalise, the was native a support of an additional party,” trump said.

Asked by glossesweb.com if the disavowed the support of the suspect, that did no answer.

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4:49 p.m. ET, October 26, 2018

Bomb suspect arrives at commonwealth detention facility in Miami

From glossesweb.com"s Rosa Flores


A guard at a federal detention facility in downtown Miami called glossesweb.com Cesar Sayoc has actually arrived there.

This picture shows Sayoc as he to be escorted the end of FBI headquarters in Miramar, Florida, this afternoon.


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2:25 p.m. ET, November 5, 2018

Package handle to Sen. Kamala Harris is regarded others, FBI certified dealer says

From glossesweb.com"s Cheri Mossburg


The suspiciously package found this morning in ~ a Sacramento write-up office was a legit device, said Shaun Hampton, a spokesperson for the Sacramento county Sheriff"s Department. 

FBI field agent Sean Reagan claimed the package was addressed to Sen. Kamala Harris and is pertained to the various other devices.

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The exterior packaging looked similar to the other devices, Reagan said. It has due to the fact that been rendered safe. 


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