Man charged in mail-bomb plot is a Florida Trump supporter

Published 10-27-2018

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal authorities have captured a Florida man with a criminal history and a fervor for President Donald Trump and accused him of sending at least 13 mail bombs to prominent Democrats. The arrest capped a nationwide search in a case that spread fear of election-season violence with little precedent in the U.S.

Justice Department officials on Friday announced five federal charges against 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc of Aventura, Florida, and revealed that DNA and a fingerprint found on an envelope package helped them identify the suspect after a five-day, coast-to-coast investigation.

FBI officials did not disclose a motive, although Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested politics may have played a role, noting Sayoc appeared to be a "partisan."

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