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Pipe bombs suspect Cesar Sayoc held without bail in NY

08 November 2018

He is seen in an undated booking photo.

The man accused of sending pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump is expected to make his first court appearance Tuesday in NY, where prosecutors said they will ask for him to be held without bail because he is considered unsafe.

Sayoc will be transferred to NY to stand trial and face federal charges, as per an order from U.S. Magistrate Judge Edwin Torres, according to USA Today.

Sayoc agreed on Friday to have his case moved to NY. He wore navy blue jail scrubs and a gray pony tail. He did not wear handcuffs or shackles.

"Yes sir, 100 percent", he answered Magistrate Judge Robert Lehrburger.

Madeline Sayoc, in a letter sent by her attorney to ABC News, described being "shocked" and "confused" when she awoke from surgery last week and was told her 56-year-old son was accused of the attacks. Meanwhile, Sayoc's court-appointed lawyer did not seek his release on bail.

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Sayoc's lawyer, Sarah Baumgartel, didn't fight the request and may make an application for bail at a later date.

If convicted, he faces almost 50 years in federal prison. Court documents indicate he is charged with transporting explosives across state lines, illegally mailing explosives, threatening former presidents and others, threatening interstate communications and assaulting federal officials.

Packages were sent to Barack and Michelle Obama's Washington, DC, home and to Hillary Clinton at her upstate NY home in Chappaqua that the former secretary of state and presidential candidate shares with her husband, former president Bill Clinton. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Sen. Kamala Harris and New Jersey Sen.

The Washington Post reported Sunday that Trump is "painting an astonishingly apocalyptic vision of America under Democratic control in the campaign's final days, unleashing a torrent of falsehoods and portraying his political opponents as desiring crime, squalor and poverty". Cory Booker. Packages were also mailed to CNN in NY and Atlanta.

All of the bombs were sent through the U.S. postal service but none exploded and no one was injured.

Pipe bombs suspect Cesar Sayoc held without bail in NY