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.
MORE: Image taken at earlier date shows white van covered in decals of Pres. Trump, targets over the likenesses of Hillary Clinton, former Pres. Obama, filmmaker Michael Moore; it's believed to be same van at scene of suspect's arrest in Plantation, Fla. https://t.co/gsq71KV0gB pic.twitter.com/ysuk205JtT
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) October 26, 2018
As of this writing, at least 12 pipe bombs have been intercepted.
So far, bombs have been mailed to:
-Maxine Waters (DC office)
-Maxine Waters (LA office)
-Robert De Niro
-Joe Biden (New Castle office)
-Joe Biden (Wilmington office)
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.
— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) October 26, 2018
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.