Bomb Suspect

Mr.Cesar Sayoc, 56, was arrested on suspicion of mailing at least a dozen suspicious packages to Democrats criticized by Donald Trump is a big fan of the president, with a long criminal history. Law enforcement also took possession of a van covered in stickers supporting Trump and criticizing Democratic officials.

A van used by Sayoc, covered in stickers supporting President Donald Trump and criticizing Democratic officials. (K. White)Sayoc called himself a promoter and booking agent. He was arrested numerous times, including for felony grand theft in the third degree in November 2013; he pleaded the next year. He declared bankruptcy in 2012, when he had $21,109 in liabilities. There were other intended recipients of the packages included former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Robert De Niro, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and former CIA Director John Brennan. A Tampa man who said he encountered him in a hotel parking lot in Miami last May told HuffPost that the suspect was quirky — given the stickers on his van — but didn’t seem “violent” during their hourlong conversation. A 40-year-old black Trump supporter saw the van on TV Friday morning, he immediately identified it as Sayoc’s.  He couldn’t believe the “regular Republican” he had spoken to was the bombing suspect.