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Latest on US mail bombs: Suspect arrested in Florida




The Opa-Locka, Florida, postal center on October 26, 2018, is the focus of an investigation into the mail bombs sent to Democratic officials and supporters and intelligence leaders
The Opa-Locka, Florida, postal center on October 26, 2018, is the focus of an investigation into the mail bombs sent to Democratic officials and supporters and intelligence leaders
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Federal authorities took a man into custody Friday in Florida in connection with the mail-bomb scare that earlier widened to 12 suspicious packages, the FBI and Justice Department said.

The man was identified by law enforcement officials as Cesar Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, Florida. He was arrested at an auto parts store in the nearby city of Plantation.

Court records show Sayoc has a history of arrests.

Larry is joined by South Florida Sun Sentinel’s Doug Phillips to talk about this developing story.

With files from the Associated Press.

Guest:

Doug Phillips, senior journalist and breaking news editor at the South Florida Sun Sentinel who’s been following the story; he tweets @WebNewz