Attorney General Jeff Sessions listens as FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks during a news conference about the arrest of Cesar Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, Fla., in the package bomb case, at the Department of Justice, Oct. 26, 2018, in Washington.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions listens as FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks during a news conference about the arrest of Cesar Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, Fla., in the package bomb case, at the Department of Justice, Oct. 26, 2018, in Washington.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says a suspect has been arrested in connection with mailing 12 suspicious packages.

Sessions says Cesar Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, Florida, is being charged with five federal crimes, including the illegal mailing of explosive devices and threatening government officials.

A package containing a "live explosive device," ac
A package containing a "live explosive device," according to police, received at the Time Warner Center which houses the CNN New York bureau, in New York City, is shown in this handout picture provided Oct. 24, 2018.

FBI Director Christopher Wray said 13 IEDs were sent in the packages, and each mailing included 6 inches of PCV pipe, a small clock and potentially explosive material.
 
"These are not hoax devices," Wray said.
 
He said a fingerprint found on one of the packages led investigators to Sayoc. He said possible DNA evidence was found on another package.

The crude pipe bombs were addressed in recent days to former President Barack Obama as well as other high-profile Democrats, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a former U.S. attorney general, two Democratic Party members of Congress, and former Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan.

Cesar Altieri Sayoc is pictured in Ft. Lauderdale,
Cesar Altieri Sayoc is pictured in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, U.S. in this August 2015 handout booking photo obtained by Reuters, Oct. 26, 2018.

Federal authorities apprehended Sayoc just hours after the Federal Bureau of Investigation intercepted two more suspicious packages, one addressed to Democratic Senator Cory Booker, the other to former National Intelligence Director James Clapper.

Clapper said on CNN Friday morning he was not surprised he was targeted and said the incidents were "serious."
 
President Donald Trump vowed Friday that those responsible for mailing suspicious packages will be prosecuted to the "fullest extent of the law."

President Donald Trump takes a photograph with a m
President Donald Trump takes a photograph with a member of the audience after speaking at the 2018 Young Black Leadership Summit in the East Room of the White House, Oct. 26, 2018, in Washington.

"These terrorizing acts are despicable and have no place in our country," Trump told an enthusiastic group attending the Young Black Leadership Summit at the White House. "We must never allow political violence to take root in America."

In a tweet earlier Friday, however, he referred to the investigation as "this `bomb' stuff," which he blamed for taking focus away from the upcoming midterm elections. He also complained his critics were blaming him for heated political rhetoric.
 
Federal investigators searched a massive mail sorting facility in Florida late Thursday, after determining that at least one of the pipe bombs was processed there.

All of the "suspected explosive devices" were taken to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's laboratory at the U.S. Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia, said New York City Police Commissioner James O'Neill.