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David Taintor

David Taintor is a news editor at Talking Points Memo. Previously, he worked at NBC News and Adweek. He's a native of Minnesota. Reach him at taintor@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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The Miami Herald reported DNA evidence helped lead investigators to apprehend mail bombing suspect Cesar Sayoc:

A trail of DNA evidence on the packages or the devices helped investigators narrow a nationwide manhunt to Cesar Sayoc, a 56-year-old man from Aventura, law enforcement sources told the Miami Herald. Sayoc was being questioned by FBI agents with the Joint Terrorism Task Force following his arrest.

The suspect who was arrested in Florida on Friday in connection with this week’s bomb scares is Cesar Sayoc, according to multiple reports citing law enforcement officials.

NBC News and Reuters were first to report on the suspect’s identity. CNN later confirmed the suspect’s identity, reporting that Sayoc, 56, lives in Hollywood, Florida.

He was taken into custody in Plantation, Florida, where authorities also seized a van that appeared to be covered in decals and stickers of President Trump.

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Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs seemed to suggest on Twitter Thursday that the attempted bomb attacks on prominent Democrats and CNN were a hoax. He later deleted the tweet.

Later Thursday morning, Dobbs tweeted that he would continue reporting on his claim on his show.

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