Federal authorities have arrested a man in connection to the “potentially explosive devices” packages that were sent this week, the Department of Justice confirmed Friday.
A department spokeswoman confirmed one person is in custody, and said the department would discuss the arrest Friday afternoon.
We can confirm one person is in custody. We will hold a press conference at the Department of Justice at 2:30pm ET.
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The man was arrested in Plantation, Fla., which is in a suburb of Miami, and he reportedly lives a few miles from the place where he was arrested.
Fox News is reporting that the suspect arrested is a white male in his 50’s that is a “former New Yorker,” NYPD is on scene at the arrest location.
He also has prior arrests for “terroristic threats,” according to Fox News.
CNN reports that there is likely forensic evidence that links the man who was arrested to the packages.
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