Twitter suspends account that may be tied to suspected mail bomber

New York City police officers clear the scene after a report of a possible suspicious package was called in at the Time Warner Center Thursday Oct. 25 2018 in New York

He has ties to NY and Florida court documents list his place of birth as Brooklyn.

In Florida, law enforcement officers were seen on television examining a white van, its windows covered with an assortment of stickers, outside the Plantation auto parts store. "There are 330 million people in the USA, I would have put him in the bottom two to three million of people I would suspect of doing this".

"I've been told by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that this is their highest priority and they're on top of it", she said. Authorities have recovered a cellphone, a laptop computer and other electronic devices from Sayoc. That parcel was found at a post office outside San Francisco. Those devices included roughly 6 inches of PVC pipe, a small clock, a battery, and "energetic material" that is potentially explosive. Director Wray confirmed this and was clear that the devices in question "are not hoax devices". The Secret Service said neither package reached its intended recipient. No one has been hurt.

Bomb experts have said that based on the rudimentary construction of the devices, they appeared more likely created to sow fear than to kill. Wray declined to say whether the suspect was cooperating with authorities after his arrest.

The latest two were found in Florida and New York City on Friday.

No one claimed responsibility for parcel bombs, which were denounced by authorities as terrorism, and came less than two weeks ahead of USA congressional elections that could alter the balance of power in Washington.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions cautioned that Sayoc had only been charged, not convicted.

The Justice Department has charged Sayoc with five federal crimes, including interstate transportation of explosives, illegal mailing of explosives and threats against former presidents.

"There may be more to come", he said at an afternoon press conference, warning that more bombs may be in the mail.

The arrest was made in an AutoZone parking lot in Plantation, Florida, after a loud explosion that could have been a flash bang device used by the FBI, CBS4 News reported.

Trump, after Sayoc was apprehended, declared that "we must never allow political violence take root in America" and Americans "must unify". "And I'm committed to doing everything in my power as president to stop it and to stop it now".

Sayoc, who was previously known to law enforcement officials, has been arrested almost a dozen times in Florida, including a 2002 arrest for making a bomb threat.

The only common thread between the people who have received devices is that they are prominent figures - many current or former Democratic elected officials - who have publicly clashed with Trump. The most recent packages were intercepted on Friday in California, Florida and NY targeting Harris, Booker and former intelligence chief James Clapper, another prominent Trump critic.

A Facebook page that is believed to have been Sayoc's and was disabled shortly after his arrest was filled with pro-Trump, anti-liberal memes.

All the people targeted by the suspicious packages have been maligned by right-wing critics.

Friday's packages were similar in appearance to pipe bomb devices sent to other prominent Democrats including former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Rep. Maxine Waters of California.

Later on Friday, a 12th package was discovered at a mail sorting facility on the Upper West Side of New York City.

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