A Florida man, Cesar Sayoc Jr., was arrested Friday morning in connection with the pipe bomb packages sent to prominent Democrats, multiple outlets are reporting.
A Justice Department spokeswoman confirmed one person is in custody, and said the department would discuss the arrest Friday afternoon.
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We can confirm one person is in custody. We will hold a press conference at the Department of Justice at 2:30pm ET.— Sarah Isgur Flores (@whignewtons) October 26, 2018
The man was arrested at an Auto Zone in Plantation, Fla., a suburb of Miami, and reportedly lives about 20 miles away from where he was arrested, in Aventura, Fla., which is in Miami-Dade County.
Authorities have covered a white van in a blue tarp, which is apparently related to the individual arrested, and the van has been loaded onto a tow truck for transportation and was taken to an FBI facility in Miramar, Fla.
Multiple media outlets have images of the van, showing it is covered in several stickers with photos of President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. There is also a “CNN Sucks” sticker.
The man arrested is Florida resident Cesar Sayoc Jr., law enforcement officials told NBC.
BREAKING: Cesar Sayoc Jr., a Florida resident, is suspect arrested in Florida in connection with wave of pipe bomb packages, law enforcement sources tell @NBCInvestigates. https://t.co/x4GyNljvU0 pic.twitter.com/vVo4JC6rn9— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 26, 2018
In a separate report, Fox News said that the suspect arrested is a white man in his 50s who is a “former New Yorker,” and NYPD is on the scene of the arrest.
He also reportedly has prior arrests for “terroristic threats."
The mugshot of Sayoc Jr. seems to match the description Fox disseminated.
Photo of suspect Cesar Sayoc Jr. pic.twitter.com/dvjEApfhAL— Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) October 26, 2018
At least 12 politicians and prominent Democrats have been targeted with suspicious packages this week, including former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden, Bill and Hillary Clinton, former CIA Director John Brennan via CNN offices, Former Director of National Security James Clapper via CNN offices, former Attorney General Eric Holder, four Democratic members of Congress, Democratic mega-donor George Soros, and Trump critic and actor Robert de Niro.
This is a developing story and will be updated.