The suspect behind last week's string of bombs was identified as Cesar Sayoc and appears to be an ardent Trump supporter. After Sayoc's arrest Friday, authorities warned that more packages might still be circulating through the mail system. At that time, the court will also take up moving the case to NY where the criminal complaint was filed.
If convicted of these federal crimes, he faces 48 years in prison.
Attorney Daniel Aaronson conceded after court that the case will be moved to NY but that Sayoc is entitled to a hearing in Miami to see if he will get bail while awaiting trial. None detonated, and it is unclear whether they could have, authorities have said.
Sayoc, shackled at the wrists and ankles and wearing a tan jail jumpsuit, said little at the hearing but at one point tearing up. It is not known whom. The criminal charges against Sayoc were filed in NY, so he is expected to be transferred there.
Just hours before the hearing, bomb squads were called to check out another suspicious parcel in Atlanta.
Mr Zucker said there was no imminent danger and that since Wednesday all mail to CNN has been screened at offsite facilities.
He is accused of sending bubble-wrapped manila envelopes to Democrats such as Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, as well as George Soros, the philanthropist of a number of leftish causes who figures in several conspiracy theorites propagated by hard right websites.
Law enforcement officials tell CNN that Cesar Sayoc had "a list of more than 100 people" to whom he meant to send packages.
Investigators said they linked him to the packages through fingerprint and DNA evidence.
Tensions stirred by the rash of pipe bombs ratcheted up even further after a gunman opened fire at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday, killing 11 worshipers while yelling "All Jews must die". Sayoc, a strip club worker who lived out of a van, has a lengthy criminal past, including arrests for theft, fraud and threatening to bomb a utility company. He mouthed the words "I love you" to her.
As federal authorities pin down a motive, Sayoc's family attorney Ron Lowy is speaking out. Lowy said Sayoc's mother is distraught.
Terry Turchie, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation counterintelligence officer, said Friday night on Fox News' "The Ingraham Angle" that decades-old technology - fingerprints - matched a package to the suspect.
Authorities say Sayoc filled his social media pages with anti-Democrat messages and posted what appears to be videos of himself at Trump rallies.
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