NEW YORK - Federal law enforcement officials say one suspect has been taken into custody in Florida in connection with the ongoing suspicious package discoveries in New York City and beyond.
FBI Director Christopher Wray identified the suspect as Cesar Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, Florida.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions says Sayoc faces five federal charges.
According to the criminal complaint (which you can view here), he faces counts of interstate transportation of an explosive, illegal mailing of explosives, threats against former presidents and certain other persons, threatening interstate communications and assaulting federal officers.
He faces up to 58 years in prison.
Wray says the suspect's fingerprint was discovered on an envelope sent to Rep. Maxine Waters of California. He also says there is a possible DNA connection from two separate IEDs and a sample from an earlier arrest of Sayoc in Florida.
Sayoc was born in New York City and attended college in North Carolina before moving to South Florida. He was an amateur body builder and a former male stripper, and was no stranger to the police. He has a lengthy criminal record, including arrests on theft, battery and steroid possession charges. In 2002, he was arrested and served a year of probation for threatening to throw a bomb during a conversation with a Florida utility representative.
He left a large footprint on social media, bashing prominent Democrats. His Facebook page also showed him attending a rally for President Donald Trump.
Sayoc owned a van that was plastered with messages praising Trump, Pence and other Republicans. It also had a decal saying "CNN sucks."
"These terrorizing acts are despicable and have no place in our country," Trump added.
The arrest comes as the NYPD investigated a suspicious package that surfaced Friday morning at a Manhattan mail facility.
Sources tell NY1 the package, addressed to former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, was discovered at a USPS facility on 52nd Street and Eighth Avenue in Hell's Kitchen.
NYPD officials say the package was discovered around 8:15 a.m. by a USPS worker.
Wray says a total of 13 IEDs were sent across the country.
Law enforcement sources say a search of a postal database suggests some of the devices may have been mailed from Florida.
They also say the bombs were not rigged to explode upon being opened.
But it's still not clear if the devices were poorly designed or were never actually intended to hurt anyone.
Three suspicious packages were intercepted Thursday.
Two were found in Delaware, addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden.
The other one was found at the TriBeCa production office of actor Robert de Niro. The NYPD bomb squad took that package to a facility in the Bronx for further examination.
A security officer discovered the suspicious package that was sent to de Niro's New York office.
Glenn Cunningham is the vice president of security at the Tribeca Film Center.
Cunningham woke up early Thursday morning, saw a photo of one of the packages sent to another location in the New York Post and realized a package he sorted at the center on Tuesday looked exactly like it. He alerted the authorities, and a bomb squad confirmed that the package was a danger early Thursday morning.
Other devices were sent to former presidents Obama and Clinton, Democratic phlianthropist George Soros, California congresswoman Maxine Waters, and CNN's New York newsroom in Columbus Circle.