Domestic Terrorism

The Suspected MAGA Bomber Has Been Arrested [Updated]

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

The fact that all the bombs mailed to Democratic leaders and critics of Donald Trump listed Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) as a return address obviously wasn't a coincidence and it led authorities to a man who lives in her district.

The FBI arrested a 56-year-old Florida man this morning who is expected to be charged in connection with the wave of attempted bombings.

From NBC News:

A Florida resident was identified Friday as the suspect who sent a dozen pipe bomb packages to prominent critics of President Donald Trump, several law enforcement officials said.

DNA evidence played a role in the arrest of Cesar Sayoc, Jr., 56, the officials said.

Sayoc's white van, which had pictures of Trump and the presidential seal plastered to the windows, was seized by the FBI and hauled off to a secure facility.

Here's a close-up photo of the man's van which doesn't leave anything to the imagination.

As of this writing, at least 12 pipe bombs have been intercepted.

So far, bombs have been mailed to:

-George Soros
-Eric Holder
-John Brennan
-Maxine Waters (DC office)
-Maxine Waters (LA office)
-Robert De Niro
-Joe Biden (New Castle office)
-Joe Biden (Wilmington office)
-Cory Booker
-James Clapper

Update... NBC News is reporting this afternoon that another explosive device that matches the others was mailed to Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA). The package was reportedly intercepted in Sacramento, California.

  • muselet

    The nation got lucky. Nobody got hurt, the perp wasn’t a Lefty running a particularly stupid false flag operation, and the perp was apparently not very competent at making explosive devices.

    Now, if only some people would stop calling their political opponents “evil,” we might see an end to this sort of political violence. I expect that to happen right after pigs fly.


  • Aynwrong

    Conservatives are suggesting or outright stating that this is really a… wait for it… wait for it… A FALSE FLAG ATTACK!!! and that that the bomber must be a Democrat because “Republicans just don’t do this kind of this thing.” (Rush Limbaugh)

    How utterly predictable.

    • Christopher Foxx

      How utterly predictable.

      Knew with certainty it would happen from the moment the story first broke.

  • Badgerite

    I wonder if this guy was one of those people yelling “lock her up” at one of trump’s Nuremberg rallies.

    • JMAshby

      Yes, he literally is.

      • Badgerite

        Yeah. Go figure.
        Of course trump is to blame for the violence. He practically shouts “go hurt them” with a megaphone. He’s a POS who was installed by Putin.

    • Yes, there are photos of him at MAGAt rallies floating around and apparently he went to so many of them that a group of Trump fans knew him.

    • Christopher Foxx

      I wonder about that just as much as I wonder if water is wet.

  • Username1016

    Whew. I’m very glad he’s in custody and that no one was hurt. I’m also kind of relieved it wasn’t some random nutjob that the right could twist into a purported Democrat, ten days before the midterms. Seems pretty clear this guy is a card-carrying Republican.

    • Christopher Foxx

      I’m also kind of relieved it wasn’t some random nutjob that the right could twist into a purported Democrat

      Oh, just watch. They’re already twisting this one into a purported Democrat.

  • Ken Kohl

    “…suspect Cesar Sayoc is a registered Republican with an extensive criminal history.”

    But, I repeat myself…