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Florida Man Accused in Mailing of 14 Bombs to Trump Critics

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An outspoken supporter of President Trump from South Florida was charged with sending 14 explosive packages to a dozen of the president’s critics in an attempted bombing spree just ahead of the midterm elections, the New York Times reports.

Cesar Altieri Sayoc Jr., 56, was arrested outside an auto parts store near Fort Lauderdale after authorities said they were able to pull a fingerprint from one of the bomb packages and collect Sayoc’s DNA from two others.

Sayoc, apparently living in a van in Aventura, Fl., was taken into custody on Friday after four more explosive packages were found, including two intended for United States senators, both Democrats.

“There is no doubt in my mind that he is mentally disturbed,” Ronald Lowy, a Miami lawyer who has represented 56-year-old Sayoc in criminal cases, told the South Florida Sun Sentinel. “He has a limited IQ, problems with basic comprehension, a history of drug abuse and steroid abuse — he acts like he’s 14 instead of his age.”

A cousin of Sayoc, Lenny Altieri, told the Associated Press that Sayoc had been a stripper.”I know the guy is a lunatic,” Altieri said. “He has been a loner.”

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