The quick arrest of a homeless man living in his van on charges of sending more than a dozen mail bombs to notable Democrats around the country may have signaled the climax of a massive federal investigation during the past week - but it's far from over. Since a pipe bomb turned up at CNN's NY office in the Time Warner Center on Wednesday, all mail to the network has been screened offsite, he said.
Sayoc is charged with interstate transportation of an explosive, illegal mailing of explosives, making threats against former presidents and others, making threatening interstate communications and assaulting federal officers.
An earlier package had been sent to former Obama CIA Director John Brennan in care of CNN in NY.
Trump claimed on Friday he was being blamed for the mail bombs addressed to his critics, complaining in a tweet sent before dawn: "Funny how lowly rated CNN, and others, can criticize me at will, even blaming me for the current spate of Bombs and ridiculously comparing this to September 11 and the Oklahoma City bombing, yet when I criticize them they go wild and scream, 'it's just not Presidential!'"
Some of the postings included the same misspellings in some of the addresses on the pipe-bomb packages, including the last name of one of the recipients, Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a prominent Florida Democrat and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
Sayoc, a registered Republican with a criminal history, now faces up to 48 years in prison, although further charges are expected to be filed against him for the mail-bombing campaign, which heightened political tensions and put the country on edge.
Moore said that he might sit down with Sayoc one day to "break bread and ask him 'why me?'" "Because of this target he put on me, the police and security people were looking on Friday to see if a package had been sent to me and, if so, is it still somewhere in the postal delivery system", he shared.
In the end, prosecutors who charged Sayoc with five federal crimes Friday say the fervent President Donald Trump supporter unwittingly left behind a wealth of clues about the mailed pipe-bombs.
Sayoc was arrested around 11 am Friday outside an AutoZone vehicle fix shop in Plantation, Florida, about 20 miles from Aventura, officials said. A package surfaced on Monday near his home in Katonah, New York.
The van's windows were plastered with pro-Trump stickers, the slogan "CNN SUCKS" and images of Democratic leaders with red crosshairs over their faces. Agents conducted a preliminary sweep of the vehicle before towing it to the Federal Bureau of Investigation office, where they were expected to search it later on Friday.
"Law enforcement will be visiting those people to notify them, the source said". The president said the "terrorist actions" should be punished "to the fullest extent of the law", and added that "political violence must never, ever be allowed in America".