He was identified as Cesar Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, Florida, and was arrested on October 26 in the parking lot of a shopping center in Plantation, Fla., west of Fort Lauderdale. His van’s windows were plastered with political stickers, many of Donald Trump and Mike Pence (“My President,” one is labeled) and some of liberal politicians and activists with crosshairs superimposed on their faces. The car was seized by the authorities.
The suspect has a van plastered with political stickers
A fingerprint on the envelope containing one of the mail bombs allowed officials to close in. The man, a registered Republican, has a history of criminal convictions dating back to 1991 that includes felony theft, drug and fraud charges, as well as being accused of threatening to use a bomb. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the suspect had been charged with five federal crimes, and faces up to 58 years in prison if convicted. Mr. Sayoc appears to have been active on social media, Facebook and Twitter, where he shared conservative news stories and condemnations of liberal politicians. Rachel Humberger, the wife of one of Mr. Sayoc’s business partners, said Mr. Sayoc used to be a manager for traveling “male revue shows.” “He was always sweet and a nice guy in general,” she said.