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Plantation, Fla.

This frame grab from video provided by WPLG-TV shows a van parked in Plantation, Fla., on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, that federal agents and police officers have been examining in connection with package bombs that were sent to high-profile critics of President Donald Trump. The van has several stickers on the windows, including American flags, decals with logos and text. (Photo: WPLG-TV via AP)

Suspicious packages sent to top Democrats, CNN and others

President Donald Trump is confirming that a suspect in the mail bomb scare is in custody and says he will be prosecuted “to the fullest extent of the law.”

Trump, in his first remarks since Cesar Sayoc, 56, was apprehended in Florida, declared that “we must never allow political violence take root in America.”

More than 10 mail bombs have been sent in recent days to political opponents of the president.

Trump declared that “these terrorizing acts are despicable” and said Americans “must unify.”

But his remarks came just hours after Trump tweeted a complaint that the media’s focus on bombs was distracting from Republican efforts in the upcoming midterm elections.

He also put the word “bomb” in quotes, a seeming nod to those who believed the scare was a hoax. (AP)

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