Federal authorities have made an arrest in connection to a string of suspicious package deliveries made to high-profile Democrats like Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barack and Michelle Obama this week.
CNN reports that authorities have taken a man in custody in south Florida on suspicion of involvement in the mailings, which contained suspected explosive devices. As of Friday, at least a dozen suspicious packages have been discovered, packaged in envelopes marked with the return address of former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schwartz. Most recently, packages sent to Sen. Corey Booker and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper were intercepted early Friday.
Multiple news outlets, citing law enforcement sources, reported that the suspect is a white male in his 50s who was taken into custody in Plantation, Florida, on Friday.
Major response from FBI and other law enforcement in Plantation, Florida; follows news of arrest in pipe bomb packages investigation.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 26, 2018
BREAKING: Senior law enforcement official tells @thedailybeast authorities in Florida have made an arrest in connection with pipe bombs. Authorities were monitoring the suspect's cell phone this morning outside Miami. https://t.co/GTPGTK0stz
— Pervaiz Shallwani (@Pervaizistan) October 26, 2018
The suspect has not been identified.
This is a developing story and all information is preliminary. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.