WATCH: Department Of Justice Gives Updates On Investigation Of Suspicious Packages

Oct 26, 2018

The Justice Department is holding a press conference about the wave of suspicious packages that have been sent to political enemies of President Trump this week.

FBI special agents arrested Cesar Altieri Sayoc, 56, in South Florida, a law enforcement official confirmed to NPR. Sayoc has a criminal record and public records connected him with an address in Davie, Fla.

On Friday morning in a parking lot in Plantation, Fla., FBI and other investigators surrounded a white van believed to be connected to the case; their inspection was shown live on cable TV and the van was loaded onto a flatbed truck.

Trump hailed law enforcement agencies in a statement at the White House and condemned the prospective threats to political leaders.

"These terrorizing acts are despicable and have no place in our country," he said. "We must never allow political violence to take root in America. We cannot let it happen."

A news conference was scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Justice Department in Washington, D.C. You can watch it live below.