MAGABomber suspect Cesar Altieri Sayoc Jr’s Twitter Account was suspended following his arrest on Friday
Sayoc was arrested around 11:00 am in a shopping center in Plantation Florida
Officials say a fingerpring and DNA left on two of the packages led to the arrest
Sayoc’s social media accounts were deleted following his arrest
Social media users caught screenshots and recordings of his social media before the removal
Sayoc’s accounts show an obsession with extreme right propaganda and George Soros-based conspiracy theories
In the hours following 56-year-old Cesar Altieri Sayoc Jr being arrested as a suspect behind mailing pipe bombs to high-profile Democratic figures over the past few days, Twitter quickly suspended his account, “@hardrock2016.”
Sayoc’s Twitter account strongly suggests he was a member of the extreme right. A perfect candidate for the extreme right’s all too common hateful rhetoric to manifest and come to life.
Before Sayoc’s Twitter account was suspended, News2Share journalist Ford Fischer managed to screen record a quick look at Sayoc’s account. In the short video, it is quickly made clear that Sayoc has an obsession with extreme right propaganda and billionaire George Soros-based conspiracy theories.
Facebook also removed an account with the name “Cesar Altieri Randazzo,” an account that is reported to belong to Sayoc. Screenshots from his Facebook account shows Sayoc to be an extreme rightist, often posting images related to genocide. Screenshots were captured and uploaded to imgur before Facebook removed the account.
When suspects in high-profile cases such as this one are identified, the general public normally dashes straight to social media in an attempt to see the person behind the crimes. After accusations of Democrats being behind the bombings, members of the right are now asking people not hold the actions of one man against the Republicans as a whole.
Sayoc is a South Florida resident with a criminal record dating back to 1991, including a past incident where a bomb threat was involved. In that incident, Sayoc threatened to “blow up” a Florida utility company and a customer service representative after being angered by a bill he had received.
On Friday at around 11:00 am, Sayoc was arrested in a shopping center in Plantation, Florida, just west of Fort Lauderdale. Witnesses to the arrest said it appeared Sayoc was living inside of the van.
Sayoc was arrested for sending at least 14 pipe bombs through the mail to high-profile Democrats. Officials say there could still be other devices in route to their destinations. According to FBI Director Chris Wray, a latent fingerprint was found on one of the two packages intercepted addressed to Representative Maxine Water. DNA evidence that could be linked to Sayoc was also found on the package to Obama.
Investigators also say they noticed common grammar errors on the packages and his Twitter account. For example, Sayoc used “Hilary” for Hillary Clinton and “Shultz” in reference to Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Sayoc initially denied having any part of the bombing campaign. He was questioned under a national security exception that allows law enforcement to bypass Miranda rights. After being read his Miranda rights, Sayoc requested to speak to an attorney and refused to answer any further questions. According to Jeff Sessions, Sayoc is facing up to 48 years in prison if convicted. The criminal complaint against Sayoc can be read below.