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Reports: Former Brooklynite arrested for mailing bombs to Trump targets

Cuffed: The Feds on Friday arrested this Florida resident and former Brooklynite for mailing a dozen bombs to Democratic figures frequently criticized by President Trump, according to multiple reports.
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The Feds on Friday arrested a former Brooklynite now living in Florida for allegedly mailing a dozen bombs to news organizations, politicians, and activists often criticized by President Trump, according to multiple reports.

Authorities cuffed the 56-year-old registered Republican in the Sunshine State hours after the latest of his man-made explosive devices were intercepted en route to the offices of CNN — the second of his bombs to shipped to the network’s Manhattan headquarters — and Democratic New Jersey Senator Cory Booker earlier that morning, multiple outlets reported.

The suspect started his alleged maniacal mass-mailing days ago, sending an explosive device to the home of billionaire George Soros, a donor to Democratic causes and frequent Trump target, that arrived on Monday.

Officials on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday recovered more bombs sent to the homes and offices of blue pols and their supporters, including former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, California Rep. Maxine Waters and Senator Kamala Harris, actor Robert De Niro, and former Vice President Joe Biden — all of whom have been publicly bashed by the 45th President.

The former Brooklynite suspected of sending the bombs has racked up a lengthy rap sheet since 1991, according to a New York Times report, which notes his arrests for felony theft, drug and fraud charges, and previously threatening to detonate a bomb.

He will in part be prosecuted in a Manhattan federal court, according to the Times.

And the Floridian by way of Brooklyn isn’t the only suspected bomber in federal custody with connections to Kings County — last December, cops cuffed Flatlands resident Akayed Ullah after he nearly blew himself up in a botched attempt to bomb a Manhattan subway station, and the suspect’s trial is expected to start next week in Manhattan, according to court documents.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at jcuba@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.

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