Man arrested over U.S. mail bombings

Cory Booker and James Clapper

Cory Booker and James Clapper

Authorities arrested 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc, who according to Florida records has a criminal record dating back decades that included including a past arrest for making a bomb threat.

Early Friday, an 11th package to Cory Booker, a New Jersey senator often touted as a Democratic presidential hope, was intercepted in Florida, the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed.

"I can tell you this: we will find the person - persons responsible, and we're going to bring them to justice", Sessions said.

"We will prosecute them, him, her - whoever it might be - to the fullest extent of the law", said the president.

Clapper's package was intercepted at a New York City mail facility, although it was sent to CNN where he is an analyst.

Sayoc is a registered Republican with a criminal record in Florida, The New York Times reported.

The suspect is a white man in his 50s who moved to Florida from NY.

Authorities are seen in Plantation, Florida taking a man into custody in connection to the mailed package bombs.

Cesar Sayoc has been charged with five federal crimes including threats against former presidents and faces up to 48 years in prison if found guilty, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said.

In 2002, he was arrested on a felony charge listed as "Threat to Bomb".

The records show eight arrests, including on suspicion of grand theft, battery, fraud, drug possession and probation violations.

"I don't know", he said.

What did Mr Trump say about the bombs? Then came the packages sent to Brennan and CNN, Waters, former Vice President Joe Biden and the actor Robert de Niro.

US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Florida appeared to be the starting point for at least some of the bomb shipments.

In his remarks after the arrest, as in his comments throughout the week, Trump did not mention that the package recipients were all Democrats or officials in Obama's administration, in addition to CNN, a news network he criticizes nearly daily.

He recently endorsed the body-slamming of a reporter, routinely denounces the press as "fake news" and has leveled toxic remarks in the past against the pipe bomb targets.

The explosive devices were packed in envelopes with bubble-wrap interiors bearing six American flag stamps and the return address of Florida Rep.

"This is definitely domestic terrorism", Clapper told CNN Friday, hitting out at Trump saying he bore "some responsibility" for a decline in civility. His supporters accused Democrats of unfairly suggesting the president was to blame for the bomb scare.

A package recovered at a Manhattan postal facility on Friday was addressed to Clapper, a CNN contributor, at the network.

He said other packages could still be en route to other recipients before urging people to be vigilant and report anything suspicious.

According to Wray, as well as NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill, there may be other unsafe packages still in transit or in postal warehouses, so it's important that Americans be aware, alert, and ready to report anything suspicious.

The first pipe bomb that was received came Monday in Northern Westchester at the Katonah home of billionaire business magnate and political activist George Soros.

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