Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How Feds Tracked Down Mail Bomb Suspect Cesar Sayoc

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How Feds Tracked Down Mail Bomb Suspect Cesar Sayoc

Hexbyte Tech News Wired

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FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks at a press conference about the apprehension of a suspect in the recent spate of mail bombings at the Department of Justice on October 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. Authorities arrested Cesar Sayoc in the attacks which targeted prominent Democrats and critics of President Trump.

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FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks at a press conference about the apprehension of a suspect in the recent spate of mail bombings at the Department of Justice on October 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. Authorities arrested Cesar Sayoc in the attacks which targeted prominent Democrats and critics of President Trump.

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Police have arrested 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc in connection with 13 explosive devices sent to prominent Democrats and CNN this week. Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed the arrest during a press conference on Friday, while FBI director Christopher Wray detailed how law enforcement officers tracked him down so quickly.

Sayoc was arrested Friday outside an AutoZone in Plantation, Florida. Law enforcement officials also discovered a white van belonging to the suspect, which, according to photos and videos from the scene, was covered in pro-Trump stickers, as well as other decals that appear to depict crosshairs over the faces of several figures who were sent explosive devices, including former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and former president Barack Obama. One decal read “CNN Sucks.” CNN, Clinton, Obama, and the other mail bomb targets have been widely vilified by right-wing media, as well as by President Trump. Police towed the van, covered in a blue tarp, away from the AutoZone for investigation.

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