GTB 737 banner
FBI arrests US bomb suspect, charge him with 5 federal crimes

By Grand News on 27/10/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 366

Cesar Sayoc,
Cesar Sayoc,

FBI agents used DNA and a fingerprint to identify the Florida man, Cesar Sayoc, a supporter of Donald Trump, suspected of sending at least 14 bombs to critics of U.S. President Donald Trump, days ahead of congressional elections.

Sayoc has been charged with five federal crimes including threats against former presidents and faces up to 48 years in prison if found guilty, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said. He earlier said the suspect could face 58 years.

“We will not tolerate such lawlessness, especially political violence,” he said.

Authorities are still investigating whether other people were involved and did not rule out the possibility of further arrests or more explosive devices in the mail.

FBI agents arrested Sayoc, 56, in Plantation, Florida and also hauled away a white van plastered with pro-Trump stickers, the slogan “CNN SUCKS” and images of Democratic figures with red crosshairs over their faces.

FBI Director Christopher Wray told the news conference that fingerprints on a package sent to Representative Maxine Waters belonged to Sayoc.

He also said there could be other packages.

“We must never allow political violence to take root in America – cannot let it happen,” Trump said. “And I’m committed to doing everything in my power as president to stop it and to stop it now.”

According to the records, Sayoc is a registered Republican with a lengthy criminal past – including once making a bomb threat – and a history of posting inflammatory broadsides on social media against Trump’s political foes.

He was being held at an FBI processing centre in Miramar, Florida, CNN said. He was expected to be taken to the Federal Detention Center in downtown Miami and will likely make his first appearance before a judge on Monday, according to former Assistant U.S. Attorney David Weinstein.

A federal law enforcement source said charges would likely be brought by federal prosecutors in Manhattan and Sayoc transferred to New York City.

Four more suspicious packages were found on Friday, according to officials and media reports, bringing the total to 14. None of the devices has detonated, and no injuries have been reported.

NAN

Source Grand News

Posted 27/10/2018 06:35:55 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Ekitti presents N129.9b budget of restoration

Lose six hours of sleep; increase your chance...

It Will Be Injustice To Nigeria Not To...

SDP affirms Duke as presidential candidate

I am not Buhari's niece- Amina Zakari

BBNaija: N60m Up For Grabs • As 4th...

30,000 Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria: UNHCR

FIFA fund: EFCC arraigns NFF director for diverting...

PDP: Court faults Senator Kashamu’s expulsion

Kenyan election panel poised to announce Kenyatta as...

Election: Internet, radio disconnection heighten anxiety in DRC...

2019: Junaid Tells Buhari To Go Home And...

 

Trending News Alaibe A Brother, Political Ally - Diri *Says APC Stands No Chance If INEC Remains Unbiased Rekindle Public Confidence In Judiciary, Okowa Urges Judicial Service Commission Health Sector: Okowa A Trail Blazer, Says Minister Jack Ma, Alibaba’s Chairman, Retires Today At 55 Police To Shi’ite: No To Procession • Say Activities Banned Job Creation: Delta Set To Commence 2019/2020 Programme Cycle CERTIFICATE SAGA: Vacate Office Now, PDP Tells Buhari INSECURITY: Three North West States Sign MOU With Niger Republic Delta Central: Oboro Rejects Judgment, Faults Tribunal’s Refusal To Make Judgment Copy Available For Appeal 5TH NYG: Bring Back The Trophy, Okowa Tells Team Delta Xenophobia: SERAP Seeks $10b Compensation For Victims U.S. court discharges NNPC of $2.7bn debt to ESSO

 

Most Read Asaba Masacre: Indigenes recall sad experience, warn IPOB against drums of war (339,277 views) Asaba Genocide : Soyinka, Kukah, Duke, others to speak at colloquium * Organisers roll out projects to immortalise victims. (337,364 views) Delta LG polls holds Jan. 6, 2018 (336,993 views) Bayelsa @ 21: Dickson calls for renewed hope (336,259 views) NIGERIA @ 57: Rededicate yourselves to Nigeria’s growth, Okowa tells elite (335,873 views) The Vagabonds Of Sambisa (3,008 views) BREAKING : Obiano wins Anambra governorship election (2,728 views) UNBELIEVABLE : Ghost Companies Lift N1.1tr Crude Oil In 10 Months (2,622 views) One On One Session With Atiku Abubakar, GCON (2,614 views) Glo-sponsored Onitsha Ofala Festival Begins (2,527 views) RUSSIA 2018: Nigeria in ‘trouble’ (2,409 views) Bayelsa : The Push for Transparency & Accountability (2,342 views)

 

SECTIONS News (853) Breaking News (16) Business & Economy (320) Politics & Policy (575) Niger Delta (252) Interviews (2) Sports (185) Entertainment (51) Stock & Forex Watch (0) Foreign (214) Sound Bite (3) Health (39) Editorials (1) Columnists (4) Letters (1) Opinions (25) Cartoons (0)

 

 

Rochas Okorochas Declare War On Buhari, Tinubu & Oshiomohole

 

APO Group Partner