political violence

Elizabeth Williams / Associated Press

U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff sentenced South Florida man Cesar Sayoc to 20 years in prison for making and sending 16 pipe bombs to political targets last fall. 



Sayoc, 57 years old and resident of Aventura, was sentenced at a hearing in New York City Monday afternoon.

The one-time stripper and pizza delivery man apologized to his victims according to the Associated Press, saying he is “so very sorry for what I did.”

The man accused of sending more than a dozen pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and critics of President Trump will be held without bail, a judge ruled on Tuesday.

Cesar Sayoc made his first court appearance in Manhattan, after being transferred from Florida to New York's federal Metropolitan Correctional Center on Monday. The charges against Sayoc were filed in the Southern District of New York.

The 56-year-old appeared in court wearing a blue T-shirt with his gray hair pulled back in a tight pony tail. He did not wear handcuffs or shackles.

Cesar Sayoc, accused of mailing potentially explosive devices to a number of prominent Democrats and Trump critics, had a list of more than 100 potential targets, multiple reports say.

Updated at 1:51 p.m. ET

A suspicious package addressed to CNN's office in Atlanta was intercepted on Monday, the network said, adding that all of its mail is being screened off-site.

Joe Raedle / Getty images via Miami Herald

If his Twitter accounts and alleged targets are any indication, Cesar Sayoc was obsessed with Andrew Gillum.

Sayoc, the man identified by law enforcement sources as the suspect believed to have sent about a dozen rudimentary pipe bombs to Democrats and Donald Trump critics in the mail this week, tweeted frequently about the Democratic nominee for governor.

Liam James Doyle/NPR

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.

Broward Sheriff's Office

The suspect arrested Friday morning by federal authorities in connection with several pipe bombs delivered across the country to prominent critics of President Trump has been identified as Cesar Altieri Sayoc.

Aventura Man Arrested Over Suspected Mail Bombs Had Van Covered In Pro-Trump Stickers

Oct 26, 2018
WPLG via Associated Press

Federal agents arrested a South Florida man outside an auto parts store on Thursday as a prime suspect in a string of pipe-bomb mailings to prominent Democrats and other critics of President Donald Trump.

A trail of DNA evidence on the packages or the devices helped investigators narrow a nationwide manhunt to Cesar Sayoc, a 56-year-old man from Aventura, law enforcement sources told the Miami Herald. Sayoc was being questioned by FBI agents with the Joint Terrorism Task Force following his arrest.

Updated at 9:19 p.m. ET

The Justice Department charged a Florida man on Friday in connection with a wave of improvised explosive devices sent to political critics of President Trump.

Cesar Altieri Sayoc, 56, is facing five federal charges after he was arrested in Plantation, Fla., following a national investigation. He faces a potential total of 48 years in prison.

Updated at 11:48 a.m. ET

The list of prominent people, eight and counting, who were sent suspicious packages reads like a Trump enemies list, politicians and Trump critics who are often targeted in his rally speeches and tweets.

Alfredo Zuniga / AP via Miami Herald

Nicaragua’s political violence is now forcing people to flee – and many are coming to South Florida. Organizations here are helping them find ways they can stay here.