Authorities had zeroed in on Florida as the location where many of the suspicious packages sent to prominent Democrats originated and a suspect has been arrested in the Sunshine State.
A law enforcement source confirmed that a male suspect was taken into custody on Friday, Fox News’ Catherine Herridge reported.
Fox News’ Rick Leventhal added that the suspect is a 56-year-old white male who used to live in New York. He reportedly has “prior arrests for terroristic threats.”
The man lives in Aventura, Florida, which is less than 10 miles from the U.S. postal facility in Opa-locka, where some of the packages were mailed.
A photo of what appears to be the suspect’s van shows that the vehicle is covered in bumper stickers and other messages.
“Zoomed in shot of van thought to belong to the mail bombing suspect looks like it has weird stuff taped all over the windows. Pretty kooky,” Daily Caller’s Saagar Enjeti said in a tweet.
Zoomed in shot of van thought to belong to the mail bombing suspect looks like it has weird stuff taped all over the windows. Pretty kooky pic.twitter.com/fXoHoGC800
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) October 26, 2018
Here’s another shot of the van:
Lot of interesting stickers on a van authorities are investigating in FL possibly related to arrest of suspicious explosive packages mailed across country. #BreakingNews #Florida pic.twitter.com/4DD77ORZ6K
— Liz Gold (@lizgoldtv) October 26, 2018
An even closer look came purports to show pro-Trump, anti-Democrat stickers plastered all over it:
PHOTO: Van of the Florida man who is accused of sending letter bombs to Trump critics; his identity has not yet been released pic.twitter.com/SHG3UMoslZ
— BNO News (@BNONews) October 26, 2018
No doubt, the Democrats will have a field day with this.
In the meantime, Herridge reported that authorities said there was “a wealth of forensic evidence” in a case involving crudely made pipe bombs, with at least some of the devices lacking any means of detonation.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed to Fox News Thursday that many of the suspicious packages were mailed from Florida — some are suspected of being mailed from New York and Maryland.
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