Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Pipe bomb suspect appears at Election Day court hearing, is denied bail

Pipe bomb suspect appears at Election Day court hearing, is denied bail

The south Florida man accused of mailing pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and other critics of US President Donald Trump is expected to make his first appearance in Manhattan federal court today, after his case was moved to NY from Florida.

Federal prosecutors opted to charge Sayoc in New York City in part because it was the locale where they recovered evidence that allegedly linked him to several of the improvised explosive devices.

Sayoc agreed on Friday to have his case moved to NY.

Sayoc, a registered Republican with a criminal history and reported past as a stripper, initially appeared in court in Miami, before being sent to NY, where charges were first filed in the mail bombing spree.

Cesar Sayoc made his first court appearance in Manhattan, after being transferred from Florida to New York's federal Metropolitan Correctional Center on Monday.

The 56-year-old appeared in court wearing a blue T-shirt with his gray hair pulled back in a tight pony tail.

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He was ordered to be held without bail as assistant USA attorney Jane Kim called him "a serious risk of danger to the public and a flight risk".

Cesar Sayoc, 56, was arrested on October 26 for his connections to the pipe bombs sent to influential figures in the Democratic Party, including former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Prosecutors said Sayoc "used mailing materials almost identical to the other 15 packages, including the same type of envelope, address format and stamps" on this package.

He was arrested last month and charged with interstate transportation of an explosive, illegal mailing of explosives, threats against former presidents and certain other persons, threatening interstate communications and assaulting current and former federal officers. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. He also posted videos of himself at Trump rallies in 2016.

None of the bombs exploded before being intercepted and no one was injured.

Just days after CNN was sent a mail bomb, Trump tweeted that the "fake news media" are the "true enemy of the people".

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