Cesar Sayoc Jr. was charged Friday with five federal crimes related to at least 14 mail bombs sent to former President Barack Obama, the home of Bill and Hillary Clinton, and to other leading Democrats and their fellow critics of President Donald Trump.
A latent fingerprint linked to the Aventura, Florida, resident Sayoc was found on one of two packages addressed to Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, said FBI Director Chris Wray.
DNA that could be linked to the avid Trump supporter Sayoc was recovered from the same package addressed to Waters as well as on the explosive device in the package addresed to Obama, according to the criminal complaint filed against him in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.
Wray warned that other explosive devices still might be in transit now. Wray urged people to report any suspicious packages.
None of the 14 devices sent in the spree detonated. Each of the bombs contained a 6-inch length of PVC pipe, a small clock, a battery, wiring, and "energetic material," or explosives.