Pipe bomb suspect was spinning records as FBI closed in

Minnie Murray
October 29, 2018

56, was arrested outside a car-repair shop in the Miami area after a fast-moving investigation in which the authorities said they were able to pull a fingerprint from one of the bomb packages and collect Sayoc's DNA from two others.

"Law enforcement will be visiting those people to notify them, the source said".

But federal authorities say the bombs Sayoc allegedly sent were real and a danger to their recipients.

Though Sayoc was arrested in Broward County and is accused of mailing the bombs in South Florida, he will be prosecuted in the Southern District of NY where several of the potentially explosive packages ended up. The bubble-wrapped manila envelopes, addressed to Democrats such as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and intercepted from DE to California, held vital forensic evidence that investigators say they leveraged to arrest Sayoc four days after the investigation started.

Other packages were sent to billionaire philanthropist George Soros, Senator Cory Booker, ex-CIA director John Brennan, former National Intelligence Director James Clapper and anti-Trump activist Tom Steyer.

Moore said that he might sit down with Sayoc one day to "break bread and ask him 'why me?'" "Because of this target he put on me, the police and security people were looking on Friday to see if a package had been sent to me and, if so, is it still somewhere in the postal delivery system", he shared.

Sayoc, who seemed to be living out of a van in Aventura, Florida, was taken into custody on a day when four more explosive packages were found, including two intended for U.S. senators, both Democrats.

The bodybuilder had previously worked as a male dancer for several years and more recently as a pizza driver.


On social media Cesar Sayoc posted videos from Trump rallies. Autographed photos of scantily clad and nude adult entertainers were plastered across the walls like wallpaper.

"I didn't know this guy was mad insane like this", said Stacy Saccal, manager of the Ultra Gentlemen's Club in West Palm Beach. "We don't talk politics or religion in a bar, you know?"

But Scott Meigs, another DJ at the club, had a different experience.

"And they do have a major role to play as far as tone", Trump said.

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

"We have seen an effort by the media in recent hours to use the sinister actions of one individual to score political points against me and the Republican Party".

In 2002, Lowy represented Sayoc in a felony case after he was arrested for reportedly threatening to blow up Florida Power and Light if they cut off the electricity to his laundromat. Fiori said the arrested man did not resist and "had that look of, 'I'm done, I surrender"'.

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