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Rep. King: Bomb Suspect's Arrest Impressive, Inevitable

Sen. Pete King (Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 26 October 2018 02:42 PM

The quick arrest of a suspect in connection with of packages bearing pipe bombs  mailed out to Democratic leaders including former President Barack Obama was "impressive" and inevitable, Rep. Pete King said Friday.

"It was almost inevitable the person would be caught, with all the technology that's available today," the New York Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" co-host Bill Hemmer. "There were so many tell-tale signs he left behind. It could have been a disaster. Thank God for law enforcement. They did a great job and always do."

Earlier Friday, authorities took Cesar Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, Florida into custody at an auto parts store in the nearby city of Plantation. According to court records, Sayoc has a criminal record including arrests for theft, illegal possession of steroids, as well as a 2002 charge of making a bomb threat.

"They wouldn't be making this type of announcement having this type of operation if they weren't 99.9 percent convinced he is the person," King told Hemmer. "NYPD, FBI, law enforcement did a phenomenal job."

He added that sometimes it looks easy after an arrest is made, but a great deal of effort was taken in finding Sayoc and arresting him.

"State, federal, local, interstate, just again a great victory for law enforcement," said King. "Thank God no one was wounded. Whether or not he intended these bombs to go off, any time you play with explosives it could go off."

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Friday, 26 October 2018 02:42 PM
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