Law enforcement officials have told CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz that they have arrested a man in Florida in connection with the explosive devices that have been sent to top Democrats and critics of President Donald Trump this week.
Federal authorities have arrested a man in Florida in connection to the suspected explosive packages, according to multiple law enforcement sources.
— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) October 26, 2018
No further details on the suspect are being released at this time, although a CNN panel on Friday speculated that police might be investigating whether the suspect had any co-conspirators involved in the plot.
Sarah Isgur Flores, director of public affairs at the United States Department of Justice, confirmed that “one person is in custody” in relation to the attempted bombings, and she said the DOJ would be holding a press conference on its findings at 2:30 p.m. ET.
We can confirm one person is in custody. We will hold a press conference at the Department of Justice at 2:30pm ET.
— Sarah Isgur Flores (@whignewtons) October 26, 2018