USA pipe bomb suspect had a hit list of intended targets
- Author: Rogelio Becker Oct 31, 2018,
Oct 31, 2018, 0:59
President Donald Trump on October 26. praised law enforcement efforts to capture the suspect.
An FBI spokesman in Atlanta said the agency was responding to a report received from US postal inspectors of a suspicious package at 400 Pryor St.in Atlanta - a mail facility. The list includes high-profile celebrities and media personalities similar to those who already were sent possible bombs, the official said.
The list, which includes names and addresses, was found in the van where he is believed to have lived and constructed the devices. The official wasn't authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity to the AP.
Packages were also addressed to billionaire George Soros (whose Open Society Foundations has supported NPR in the past) and billionaire donor Tom Steyer, who is financially supporting a campaign to impeach Trump.
In a statement, CNN President Jeff Zucker said there was "no imminent danger to the CNN Center" in Atlanta. After Sayoc's arrest Friday, authorities warned that more packages might still be circulating through the mail system.
Cesar Sayoc, 56, is slated to appear in court on October 29.
Spokesman Kevin Rowson said via email that the agency had been notified by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service of a suspicious package that arrived at 400 Pryor Street in downtown Atlanta, which is the address of a post office.
He appeared in court shackled, wearing a khaki prison jumpsuit.
Daniel Aaronson, Sayoc's attorney, said they were hopeful to learn more information once they could meet with Sayoc in that setting.
Authorities haven't said yet whether the package found Monday is linked to the other packages.
A suspicious package was reportedly mailed to CNN's office in Atlanta and intercepted on October 29, the network stated.
"Though we are still analyzing the devices in our laboratories, these are not hoax devices", FBI Director Christopher Wray said in a press conference last Friday.