Cesar Altieri Sayoc has been arrested in connection to a serial pipe bombing probe that had the nation on high alert after a series of explosive-ridden packages were shipped to prominent Democrats across the country. The packages seemed to target those who have been highly critical of President Donald Trump. Sayoc is 56-years-old.
Sayoc is reportedly a registered Republican and a former walk-on player on the 1983 UNC Charlotte soccer team, according to WBTV-3. He played in 11 games during his lone season with the team and started in seven without registering a point.
His Twitter profile had him listed as a self-described “professional soccer player, wrestler, and cage fighter.”
The packages sparked a wide-ranging manhunt that eventually linked back to Florida.
On Friday, October 26, reports surfaced that a man in his 50s who has ties to New York and an address in Aventura, Florida was arrested at a business in Plantation, Florida. He has a criminal history. Minutes later, Cesar Altieri Sayoc was identified as the suspect.
The suspect’s white van was riddled in paraphernalia and bumper stickers that showed his love of Donald Trump and right-wing propaganda.
More information on the serial bombings can be seen below.
A series of suspicious packages including explosives were sent to prominent Democrats, former elected officials, and the CNN office in New York City the week of Monday, October 22 through Friday, October 26. Packages were intercepted by FBI officials or discovered in mail rooms throughout the week, causing panic and evacuations across the country.
Among those who received packages were former President Barack Obama, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the CNN news room, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Congressman Cory Booker and more.
A full list can be seen below.
Where Were The Bombs Sent?
Monday, October 22
- George Soros, New York
Tuesday, October 23
- Bill and Hillary Clinton | Chappaqua, New York
Wednesday, October 24
- Barack Obama | Washington, D.C.
- CNN and John Brennan | CNN Mailroom at Time Warner Center in New York
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Eric Holder | Wasserman-Schultz Florida Office
- Maxine Waters | Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
Thursday, October 25
- Robert De Niro | Bronx, New York
- Joe Biden | Delaware
Friday, October 26
- Cooker Booker | Florida
- James Clapper | New York