Florida Man Taken Into Custody as New Bombs Target Cory Booker, James Clapper

Florida Man Taken Into Custody as New Bombs Target Cory Booker, James Clapper

A Florida man was taken into custody in connection with the mail bombs that targeted prominent Democrats and critics of President Donald Trump this week.

NBC News reports that a man was taken into custody but authorities are not close to charging the man. He appears to have been detained at an auto parts store in Plantation, Florida.

The news comes as two more explosives were intercepted before they reached Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. The package to Clapper was sent to CNN.

The package intended for Clapper was similar to the one addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan, which was also sent to CNN.

Similar packages were sent to the homes or offices of the Obamas, the Clintons, former Vice President Joe Biden, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Rep. Maxine Waters, billionaire Democratic donor George Soros, and actor Robert DeNiro.

The package for Holder was sent to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's office because it had the wrong address. The would-be attacker appears to have put Schultz's office as the return address on the envelopes.

No information was made available about the suspect.

Republicans still suggest bombing was a hoax: Fox Business Network host joined the likes of Rush Limbaugh and a number of Fox News pundits in suggesting the bombs were a hoax.

“Fake news – fake bombs,” Dobbs tweeted. “Who could possibly benefit by so much fakery?”

President Donald Trump, who at first condemned the mail bombs, is now lamenting on Twitter that they may hurt his party in the midterms and is putting the word “bomb” in quotes.

Democrats hope threats fuel votes: De Niro responded to the explosive targeting him by urging Democrats to turn out in November.

“I thank God no one's been hurt, and I thank the brave and resourceful security and law enforcement people for protecting us. There's something more powerful than bombs, and that's your vote. People MUST vote!” he said in a statement.

“It is a troubling time, isn’t it?” Hillary Clinton added in her own statement. “And it’s a time of deep divisions and we have to do everything we can to bring our country together. We also have to elect candidates who will try to do the same.”

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