Tearful mail bomb suspect faces court as 15th package is intercepted

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If America hoped President Donald Trump would scale back his attacks on his perceived opponents after they started finding in bombs in their mail, we were disappointed.

An FBI spokesman in Atlanta said the agency was responding to a report received from USA postal inspectors of a suspicious package at 400 Pryor St.in Atlanta - a mail facility.

A USA official says the man accused of sending pipe bombs to prominent Democrats had a list of elected officials and others who investigators believe were intended targets.

"This morning, another suspicious package addressed to CNN was intercepted at an Atlanta post office".

The FBI recovered the list during its investigation of 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc and has been notifying those on it so they can take precautions in checking their mail, the official said.

Investigators say Sayoc's van, covered in pro-Trump stickers, was his home and bomb lab. Authorities say none of the devices had a trigger mechanism and Sayoc said he never meant to harm anyone.

For the third time in a week, a suspicious package has been addressed to CNN.

The statement sent via the agency's Twitter account confirms the announcement earlier in the day by CNN President Jeff Zucker, who said a suspicious parcel being sent to the network had been intercepted at an Atlanta post office. Several other identical devices were sent to prominent Democrats, including former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton. The package appears identical to the other packages authorities say were sent by pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc, who was arrested on Friday.


At least some listed a return address of U.S. Rep.

Sayoc appeared in court today in Florida and was seen talking and smiling with his lawyers.

Prosecutors have filed five federal charges against Mr. Sayoc, who faces up to 48 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

"We don't know what they have yet".

Associated Press writer Michael Balsamo contributed from Washington. Sayoc was arrested Friday in Florida after investigators said they identified him through fingerprint and DNA evidence.

He said it was found in an Atlanta post office and never got to CNN's world headquarters in the city.

According to CBS News, the package that was intercepted in Atlanta was similar to 14 others that were sent to high-profile newsmakers and CNN's NY bureau since October 23.

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