Authorities arrested fifty-six-year-old Cesar Sayoc Jr. in Florida on Friday morning in connection with the investigation of 12 mail bombs sent to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, George Soros, Cory Booker, John Brennan, Robert De Niro and other leading critics of President Donald Trump.
The suspect is originally from Brooklyn, New York and currently lives in Aventura, Florida. He was previously arrested in 2002, on a charge of threatening to throw a bomb. He received probation in that case, without having been convicted. He was also arrested in 2015 for violating probation in a case which he first was charged with grand theft and battery. He's a registered Republican that had been living out of his van that was seized.
Even as a young man, Cesar showed signs that he struggled with mental health problems and would get angry when his relatives asked him to seek help, said Ronald Lowy, a Miami lawyer who has represented Sayoc and the family for years. His aunt, Theresa Sharp-Russell of Boca Raton, described her nephew as a “very, very disturbed” man who struggled to stay out of trouble, lost touch with family and had few if any close friends.
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Source: NBC News