Cesar Sayoc — is a registered Republican who last voted in the 2016 election.
The U.S. Justice Department told reporters today that a man in South Florida is in custody in connection with mailing of pipe bombs to political opponents of Donald Trump.
Senior law enforcement sources have identified the suspect in the investigation as Cesar Sayoc Jr., 56, of Aventura, Florida.
“The arrest was made at an auto parts store in Plantation, Florida… about 10:30 a.m. Friday morning, and a ‘loud explosion’ was heard at the time of the arrest.”
Public records show that suspect Cesar Sayoc is a registered Republican with an extensive criminal history who appears to have owned a dry cleaning business and a catering business.
Sayoc was previously arrested and accused of threatening to use a bomb, the New York Times reports. His criminal history dates back to 1991 and also includes felony theft, drug and fraud charges.