Florida Man Arrested in Pipe Bomb Mailings Investigation, Sen. Booker an Intended Recipient

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Federal law enforcement officials have arrested and charged a suspect believed to have been involved in mailing at least 12 pipe bombs to prominent political figures associated with the Democratic party, including a New Jersey senator.

The country has been on high alert after a dozen packages containing homemade explosives were mailed to prominent Democrats, including New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and former President Barack Obama, as well as to the New York offices of CNN.

The package sent to Booker was addressed to his Senate offices in Camden, but was discovered in a Florida Post Office.

Federal authorities say they have arrested 56-year-old Cesar Altieri Sayoc of Florida in connection to this investigation.

He has been charged with five crimes, including mailing explosives and threatening former U.S. Presidents.

This story is still developing and authorities have yet to release a motive.

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