Pipe bomb suspect to appear in court on Election Day, prosecutors say


The man accused of sending over a dozen explosive devices to Democratic targets is expected to be transferred to New York on Monday and appear in federal court there on Election Day, according to U.S. prosecutors.

In a new court filing, federal prosecutors also linked Cesar Sayoc, the suspected pipe bomber, to the second mail bomb package sent to billionaire and major Democratic donor Tom Steyer and recovered by the FBI late last week — bringing the total count of devices he is accused of sending to 16.

Sayoc was arrested on Oct. 26 and charged with five federal crimes after the FBI identified him as the suspect in the pipe bomb investigation. In the days prior, Sayoc allegedly mailed improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, to various high-profile targets including former President Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and former attorney general Eric Holder.

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Source: The Hill