The suspect arrested on Friday in connection with the series of suspected explosive packages mailed to prominent Democrats has been identified by law enforcement officials as Cesar Sayoc Jr., according to media reports.

The New York Times identified Sayoc as a 56-year-old male from Aventura, Fla., north of Miami.

He is a registered Republican with a criminal record that includes felony theft, drug and fraud charges dating back to 1991.


Public records show he was also once arrested and accused of threatening to use a bomb.

He was born in New York and public records list his occupation as “manager,” the Times reported.

The suspect was arrested on Friday near Plantation, Fla., in the district represented by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D), whose office was listed as a return address on several of the packages.

FBI agents were seen nearby covering up a white van that appeared to be covered in political stickers and decals honoring President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group MORE and Vice President Pence.

MSNBC reported that stickers also read “CNN SUCKS” and depicting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and others shown with gun sight targets on their faces. 

It is unclear whether the van belongs to Sayoc.

No formal charges have been filed as of yet but a spokeswoman with the Justice Department announced that a press conference will be held in the afternoon.

Potential pipe bombs and suspicious packages were sent to prominent Democrats, Trump critics and the CNN offices in New York this week in what appeared to be a coordinated effort. 

Packages were intercepted addressed to the residences of the Clintons, former President Obama and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSchiff closes Democrats' impeachment arguments with emotional appeal to remove Trump Conservative reporter on Sanders: He's not a 'yes man' Democrats feel political momentum swinging to them on impeachment MORE.

Other packages were addressed to Wasserman Schultz, Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHarris on 2020 endorsement: 'I am not thinking about it right now' Panel: Is Kamala Harris a hypocrite for mulling a Joe Biden endorsement? The Hill's Morning Report — Dems detail case to remove Trump for abuse of power MORE (D-Calif), Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerBlack caucus in Nevada: 'Notion that Biden has all of black vote is not true' The Hill's 12:30 Report: House managers to begin opening arguments on day two Patrick backs reparations in unveiling 'Equity Agenda for Black Americans' MORE (D-N.J.), Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersGearing up for a chaotic year on K Street Maxine Waters: Republicans 'shielding' Trump 'going to be responsible for dragging us to war' Green says House shouldn't hold impeachment articles indefinitely MORE (D-Calif), former Director of National Intelligence James ClapperJames Robert ClapperTrump predicts 'historic' conclusions from DOJ's watchdog report on 'spying' The curious timeline for taking down Trump Fairness, tradition, and the Constitution demand the 'whistleblower' step forward MORE and former CIA Director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanFederal prosecutor looking into Brennan's role in Russian interference findings: report FISA court's rebuke of the FBI: It broke or ignored the rules and our rights Where was American counterintelligence? MORE

None of the devices have detonated, and no injuries from them have been reported.