Florida man to be charged over mail bombs; Booker, Clapper latest to be sent packages

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A man in Florida was taken into custody Friday and will be charged in connection with the series of bombs found this week addressed to critics of President Donald Trump, law enforcement officials said shortly after the latest two devices were found.

Cesar Sayoc, Jr., 56, who officials say has been previously arrested on unspecified charges, is currently in custody, a Department of Justice spokeswoman tweeted Friday morning.

Officials in Plantation, Florida, were seen placing a tarp over a van with windows covered with pictures of Trump and decals, one of which appeared to be a version of a presidential seal.

Two more packages containing explosive devices were discovered Friday, one in Florida addressed to Sen. Cory Booker and another in New York addressed to former U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, officials said.

The package addressed to Booker, D-N.J., was discovered at a postal facility in Opa-locka, Florida. On Thursday, investigators said they believed some of the packages may have passed through that mail sorting facility. The packages listed Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s address in Sunrise, Florida, as the return address. Sunrise is adjacent to Plantation and less than 20 miles north of Opa-locka.

The package mailed to Clapper was addressed to CNN’s New York offices, according to a picture obtained by NBC New York, and discovered at a postal facility in Midtown Manhattan.

Read more at NBC News.

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