Pipe bomb suspect had list of more than 100 targets: report

Pipe bomb suspect had list of more than 100 targets: report

The man accused of sending pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and CNN last week had a list of more than 100 people he planned to target, NBC News reported.

Law enforcement will be warning those targeted, including politicians, entertainers and members of the media, of the alleged bomber's intention to mail them crude pipe bombs, a senior law enforcement official told NBC.

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Cesar Sayoc Jr. was charged last Friday with mailing the bombs to more than a dozen targets, including various high-profile Democrats like former President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton3 ways government can help clean up Twitter Intelligence Democrat: Stop using 'quid pro quo' to describe Trump allegations The Memo: Bloomberg's 2020 moves draw ire from Democrats MORE.

If convicted on all charges, Sayoc would face more than 50 years in prison, according to authorities. 

Sayoc has a lengthy criminal history and has been previously arrested for making bomb threats and for other incidents dating back to the 1990s.

His previous threats have targeted a variety of people, including Florida Power & Light, which he allegedly threatened to blow up while complaining about his utility bill to a customer service representative. 

When asked why Sayoc targeted Democrats in his attempted bombing campaign, Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump attends football game with Jeff Sessions' Alabama Senate race opponent Bradley Byrne Impeachment tests Barr-Trump relationship Tide, Tigers and Trump: President hopes for home-field advantage in Alabama MORE said last week he "appears to be a partisan" but did not comment further.

The president condemned the attempted attacks shortly after they occurred, calling for unity and more civil rhetoric.

"We have to come together and send one very clear, strong, unmistakable message that acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the United States of America," he said.