Editor’s note: Scroll down to the end of this post for the latest developments.


CNN is reporting that a man has been arrested in connection with the recent bomb scares:

We’re relieved if authorities have in fact caught the culprit, so we’ll refrain from any Florida Man jokes at this time (but only at this time). Let’s hope he’s the only person involved in this.

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NBC News is reporting this as well:

And Fox News:

Editor’s note: The headline of this post has been amended to reflect that multiple outlets are reporting this news.

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The DOJ will hold a press conference later today:

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Media are also reporting that the suspect is a white male in his 50s:

Fox News is also reporting that the suspect has a history of making “terroristic threats.”

More:

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Media are reporting the suspect’s name but we will refrain from posting it here for now until we can be sure it’s accurate.

Meanwhile, it’s pretty clear this guy is a bona fide nutjob:

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Law enforcement has reportedly confirmed that the suspect is 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc:

Sayoc has been arrested before:

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Some tweeters think they’ve identified the Twitter account belonging to the suspect. The material posted there certainly seems to line up with what we know about Sayoc but until we can confirm that it indeed belongs to him, we will not link to it here.

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Apparently Sayoc had worked as … a stripper?

More from the Washington Examiner:

Event promoter Tony Valentine said he hired Cesar Sayoc in the 1990s to strip on multiple occasions in Ohio, and that Sayoc traveled the country for similar appearances.

“He really couldn’t find his niche in life and I guess he found it now,” Valentine told the Washington Examiner. “Back in the ’90s he was running around from Minnesota to the Carolinas to Florida. He was like a gypsy.”

Valentine, who vouched for Sayoc in 2014 a grand theft court case, said Sayoc was “a big muscle head” who “wanted to be a professional wrestler — that was his dream.”

Welp.

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