Federal authorities have reportedly arrested a man in Florida in connection with a series of attempted attacks on top Democrats and other public figures over the course of the week.
The suspect’s name is Cesar Sayoc Jr., according to NBC News.
He was arrested around 10 a.m. ET at an AutoZone in Plantation, Florida, and is being questioned by FBI agents with the Joint Terrorism Task Force, according to reports.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Justice confirmed a suspect was in custody, and said a press conference will be held at 2:30 p.m. ET.
The suspect is in his 50s and from Aventura, Florida, according to the Miami Herald, and is expected to face charges.
He reportedly has a criminal history.
It’s not clear if anyone else may have been involved in the attempted attacks.
Police have also towed a van in Plantation that’s apparently connected to the arrest, according to reports.
President Donald Trump has been briefed by law enforcement on the suspect.
At least 12 suspicious packages containing potential explosive devices have been intercepted since Monday. All were addressed or sent to top Democrats and other public figures whom President Donald Trump has vocally attacked and who’ve often been critical of the president as well.
So far, package have been sent or addressed to former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former CIA Director John Brennan, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, former Vice President Joe Biden, actor Robert De Niro, Democratic Sen. Cory Booker, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and billionaire George Soros.
This story is developing.