Person in Custody in Florida in Mail Bombs Case

US President Donald Trump

The arrest was made at an AutoZone store in Plantation, Florida. He had previously said he would like to punch the president in the face.

Law enforcement officials on Thursday said they'd intercepted two suspicious packages mailed to former Vice President Joe Biden and actor Robert DeNiro.

Daniel Aaronson, an attorney who has represented Sayoc over the years, said none of his clients were "as polite and as courteous and as respectful to me" as Sayoc was.

Law enforcement officers were seen on television examining a white van, its windows covered with an assortment of stickers, in the city of Plantation.

Photos on the van appear to feature President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, CNN, the Democratic donkey and the Republican elephant, and various American flags.

Trump is scheduled to speak Friday at the Young Black Leadership Summit at the White House. Clapper said anyone who has criticized Trump should take extra precautions when handling their mail, adding: "This is not going to silence the administration's critics". "We can not let it happen".

Trump, though, appeared to blame news media for some of the political divide.

"I did not", the president said.

'Do you see how nice I'm behaving?'

Even before his Friday tweet bemoaning slacking Republican momentum, Trump came under criticism from the left for tempering calls for unity in the wake of the attacks, by lashing out at the press for stirring up "anger". The president alluded to the shooting previous year at a mostly Republican baseball practice outside Washington, D.C., in which Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., was badly wounded. Trump said on Twitter at about 3:15 a.m. EST on Friday. They said investigators searching for more suspicious parcels had not found any during the previous eight hours.

None of the packages have detonated and no one has been hurt. It wasn't clear whether the parcel he addressed in his statement might be connected to this case.

Earlier today, authorities said suspicious packages addressed to New Jersey Sen.

Details suggested a pattern - that the items were packaged in manila envelopes, addressed to prominent Trump critics and carried USA postage stamps.

The FBI has reportedly been searching a mail facility in Florida for clues about the packages.

Trump, on the other hand, complained that "this "bomb" stuff" was taking attention away from the upcoming election and said critics were wrongly blaming him and his heated rhetoric. "No question about it in my mind".

At a press conference Thursday, officials in NY would not discuss possible motives or details on how the packages found their way into the US postal system.

Authorities who have discovered the parcels around the country - in NY, outside Washington, D.C., in Florida and in Los Angeles - are sending them to the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Va., for examination there.

The package sent to CNN was discovered at a mail facility in Manhattan.

The U.S. Secret Service said the package addressed to Clinton was discovered late Tuesday, intercepted at a mail screening facility near her home in a NY suburb where she lives with her husband, former President Bill Clinton.

The post office in New Castle was evacuated and its mail trucks moved to other locations, WPVI-TV reported. Miami Herald news partner CBS4 reports a "loud explosion" was heard at the time of the arrest, possibly from an Federal Bureau of Investigation flash bomb device.

Hundreds of thousands of packages pour into the facility every day - it's the size of five football fields, the Herald reports. He called police early Thursday morning to inform them about it.

The first package was detected on Monday at the NY home of billionaire philanthropist and Democrat donor George Soros. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and the other to former director of national intelligence James Clapper, and addressed to CNN, according to law enforcement sources. Devices have also been sent to former President Barack Obama, former Vice-President Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and CNN.

De Niro is a vocal critic of Trump.

"I thank God no one's been hurt, and I thank the fearless and resourceful security and law enforcement people for protecting us", De Niro said in a statement.

The devices found so far, which officials have described as pipe bombs, have put many in the country on edge, and authorities have begun an intensive effort to find other explosives that may still be out in the postal system.

Over the past two days, Trump has been briefed multiple times on the investigation relating to the spate of bombs.

Florida records show that Sayoc has a lengthy criminal record in the state, including a 2002 arrest for a bomb threat and others for larceny and fraud. Local authorities said the FBI has taken over the investigation.

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