The bombs have heightened tensions during the closing days of a highly contentious campaign ahead of the November 6 elections in which Democrats are battling to seize control of Congress now held by Trump's Republican Party.
At a news conference in Washington, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that Sayoc had been charged with five federal crimes, including the interstate transportation of an explosive, the illegal mailing of explosives and making a threat against a former president and others.
"Let this be a lesson to anyone, regardless of their political beliefs, that we will bring the full force of law against anyone who attempts to use threats, intimidation and outright violence to further an agenda".
Hia lawyer at the time, Miami attorney Ronald Lowy, said Sayoc threatened to throw a bomb in a conversation with a Florida Power and Light representative.
But that's just the beginning, FBI Director Christopher Wray said. He urged others not to jump to conclusions in assuming a political motivation, and said people should look at the "big picture".
The Department of Homeland Security has said there are no links to worldwide terrorism.
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Hua added that if the U.S. was concerned about the security of Apple iPhones, they could switch to the Chinese brand Huawei. It is not a solicitation to make any exchange in commodities, securities or other financial instruments.
The person was taken into custody in the Miami area, a USA law enforcement official said.
"We must never allow political violence to take root in America - can not let it happen", Trump said.
According to court and other public records, Sayoc was convicted in the 1990s in Broward County on grand theft and stolen property charges. He was expected to be taken to the Federal Detention Center in downtown Miami and will likely make his first appearance before a judge on Monday, according to former Assistant US Attorney David Weinstein.
Sayoc also appears to identify himself as a member of the Seminole tribe, the New York Daily News reported. None of the 13 devices was detonated. Add Suspicious Packages Investigation as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Suspicious Packages Investigation news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
The company did eventually suspend Sayoc's account, but it wasn't until after he'd been arrested.
Cesar Sayoc was taken into custody outside an auto parts store in Florida, federal authorities said.
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One photo showed the son, Salah, looking ashen-faced and shaking hands with Mohammed as a video cameraman stood in the background. Another team went to the consulate and removed the hard disk from its security camera, he said.
Investigators covered Sayoc's van with a blue tarp before removing it on a truck.
All the people targeted by the suspicious packages have often been maligned by right-wing critics.
Sayoc Jr. reportedly sent those potentially risky mailings to former President Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan, liberal billionaire George Soros, former Attorney General Eric Holder, DNI director James Clapper and Sen.
The episode has sparked an outcry from Trump's critics charging that his inflammatory rhetoric against perceived enemies among Democrats and the press has fostered a climate ripe for politically motivated violence. "We have to get to the genesis, and the genesis is an overheated, vitriolic political division in this country and it starts with the leaders, and it starts with the president".
Trump's supporters have accused Democrats in turn of unfairly suggesting that the president was to blame for the bomb scares.
And he was probably unaware that investigators scouring his social media accounts had found the same spelling mistakes on his online posts - "Hilary" Clinton, Debbie Wasserman "Shultz" - as on the mailings he'd soon be charged with sending.
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"It would have been the wrong thing to do", he told the audience.