United States pipe bomb suspect claims to be Filipino

Cesar Sayoc

Cesar Sayoc

One day after the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested a man in connection with improvised explosive devices sent to critics and opponents of President Trump, we're learning more about the suspect Cesar Altieri Sayoc.

Sayac, pictured after a previous arrest, faces up to 56 years in jail if convicted on all counts.

He's charged with interstate transportation of an explosive, illegal mailing of explosives, threats against former presidents and certain other persons, threatening interstate communications and assaulting current and former federal officers.

Sayoc is expected to appear in court on Monday in Miami.

Prosecutors who charged Sayoc with five federal crimes said the fervent supporter of US President Donald Trump unwittingly left behind a wealth of clues, giving them a critical break in a coast-to-coast investigation into the pipe bombs. Then a fingerprint match turned up on a separate packages that authorities say he sent.

Later on Friday, federal authorities executed a search warrant at a residence associated with Sayoc, but he had been living in his van.

Sayoc's colleagues at the Palm Beach club had different takes on the accused mail bomber. Inside the vehicle were soldering equipment, stamps, envelopes, paper, a printer and powder, the sources said.

The bodybuilder had previously worked as a male dancer for several years and more recently as a pizza driver. The profile, under Cesar Altieri, describes experience as a booker and promoter of burlesque and Chippendale's shows.

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Asked about the commotion during his arrest, Gandhi said, "You can push me or arrest me as many times but I do not care". It ordered that the inquiry will be conducted under the supervision of former Supreme Court judge A K Patnaik.

Sayoc can be seen at the 0:42, 1:34, 1:44 and 3:15 marks of the video.

Court records show he had been arrested at least nine times, mostly in Florida, for accusations of grand theft, battery, fraud, drug possession and probation violations.

"The defendant contacted a rep (from) Florida Power and Light Co.by telephone and threatened to blow up FPL", a Miami Police Department report about the incident said.

On both the packages and the social media posts, her name was spelled "Shultz", according to the complaint.

Sayoc's alleged actions have heightened tensions during the closing days of a highly contentious campaign ahead of the November 6 mid-term elections in which Democrats are battling to seize control of Congress now held by Trump's Republican Party.

"As part of a larger national effort to bridge our divides and bring people together, the media also has a responsibility to set a civil tone and to stop the endless hostility and constant negative and oftentimes false attacks and stories", Trump said.

He referred to his 2016 opponent as "Crooked Hillary Clinton", prompting a round of "Lock her up!" chants.

Sayoc was aggressive on Twitter, often threatening Democrats like former Vice President Joe Biden, in vitriolic, typo riddled tweets. Stick your BS all crap you talk where sun doesn't shine. You can read the rest of his post below.

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