US authorities have arrested Cesar Sayoc, a 56-year-old man living in the state of Florida, who sent a dozen of bomb packages to the critics of US President of Donald Trump. He has been charged with five crimes that may sentence him to up to 58 years in prison, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said today. These charges can change or expand as the investigation continues, he said this during a press conference.
President Donald Trump has praised the police for the arrest of Cesar Sayoc and has described the attacks by mail as despicable "terrorist acts" that do not take place in the United States.
"We must never allow political violence to take root in the United States," Trump said. "I am committed to doing everything in my power as president to stop it and stop it now." Trump has spoken these words this Friday at the Black Youth Summit in the White House.
According to public records, Sayoc is a registered Republican and has been arrested several times over the years, including a case in which he was accused of launching a bomb threat.
A package similar to those sent to Democratic politicians and critics of US President Donald Trump was found today in a postal service office in Opa-Locka, South Florida, this time directed to Senator Cory Booker.