Pipe Bombs Mailed to Democrats

Posted on December 10, 2018 by

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At least fourteen Democrats recently received live pipe bombs, all of similar design and packaging, leading to suspicions of a coordinated attack.

High-profile Democrats received live explosive devices in what appears to be a large scale attack on government officials, media corporations, and anyone opposed to President Donald Trump. All of these cases seem to be intertwined, and a thorough investigation is underway in order to find out where these devices came from and whether or not there are more devices currently being made and sent to high-ranking officials.

People who received a bomb include former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, former CIA director John Brennan, former Attorney General Eric Holder, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, California Senator Kamala Harris, billionaire George Soros, and billionaire Tom Steyer. People who received two bombs include former Vice President Joe Biden and California Representative Maxine Waters.

A fifteenth package was intercepted on its way to CNN’s Atlanta headquarters and a sixteenth and final package was intercepted at a post office in San Francisco on its way to billionaire Trump critic Thomas Steyer.  The return address on all packages listed Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Florida offices.

A suspect was arrested in connection with the packages. Cesar Altieri Sayoc was apprehended in Plantation, Florida, and has been charged with five federal counts, including “Interstate Transportation of an Explosive,,” “Illegal Making of Explosives,” “Threats Against Former Presidents and Certain Other Persons,” “Threatening Interstate Communications,” and “Assaulting Federal Officers.”

Sayoc was caught after tracking five of the packages to a Miami distribution center and later with the use of fingerprint and DNA technology. The suspect was arrested near his white van outside of an auto parts store. The van was covered in Trump and anti-CNN stickers. Sayoc was expected in court on Election Day in Manhattan.

“I think it’s a tragic thing, no matter who it would happen to,” Senior Elizabeth Walters said.  “And it wasn’t a good time, with upcoming midterm elections.”

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