Suspected Bomber Identified: 56 Year Old Florida Man, Cesar Altieri Sayoc, Jr.

More details are being reported about the suspected bomber who was taken into custody earlier today. [See update at end of post.]

According to CNN, the suspect is a man in his 50s who lives in Aventura, Florida, a suburb just north of Miami. He was arrested at an auto shop in Plantation, and reportedly has a criminal history and “ties to New York,” possibly as a former resident. News footage showed a van allegedly belonging to the suspect being seized by authorities.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott was briefed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on the latest information about the suspect and posted on Twitter his appreciation for their hard work and condemnation of the “cowardly acts” of the attempted bombings.

UPDATE: NBC is reporting that the suspect is Cesar Altieri Sayoc, Jr. age 56. They are further reporting that the white van being shown in news footage did indeed belong to Sayoc and “had pictures of Trump and the presidential seal plastered to the windows.” The van has been seized by the FBI and towed to a secure facility.

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