US Federal authorities have arrested a man in connection to the suspected explosive packages discovered this week, the Justice Department announced today.
Multiple law enforcement sources told CNN the suspect is a man and that the arrest happened in Florida. No additional information was immediately available about the suspect. Earlier Friday, authorities intercepted suspicious packages intended for Sen. Cory Booker and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
The packages are the latest to be sent to prominent Democrats and critics of President Donald Trump that were discovered earlier this week.
The FBI said Friday that the package addressed to Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, was discovered in Florida and is “similar in appearance to the others.” Sources told CNN the package was addressed to the senator’s Camden, New Jersey, office. Booker confirmed the package was intended for him but declined to comment further to CNN.