Cesar Altieri Sayoc faces a number of federal charges, after the FBI accused him of sending improvised explosive devices to high-profile targets last week. The contents of this latest package are not yet known.
The statement sent via the agency's Twitter account confirms the announcement earlier in the day by CNN President Jeff Zucker, who said a suspicious parcel being sent to the network had been intercepted at an Atlanta post office. Prosecutors are expected to try to move his case to NY, where most of the packages were discovered. Sayoc is due in court on Monday in connection with the nationwide bombing campaign against outspoken critics of U.S. President Donald Trump.
"Though we are still analyzing the devices in our laboratories, these are not hoax devices", FBI Director Christopher Wray said in a press conference last Friday. This is the third suspicious package sent to the cable news organization in less than a week.
There was no immediate word from authorities on Monday about whether the suspicious package in Atlanta is linked to last week's wave of mail bombs.
Turchie added that investigators were fortunate Sayoc had previously been arrested and, therefore, had fingerprints in the system.
The charges include interstate transportation and illegal mailing of explosives, threatening a former president, making threatening interstate communications and assaulting federal officers. The official also said that, as part of the investigation, authorities were scrutinizing Sayoc's social media posts. The main issue will be whether he waives extradition to NY and whether he seeks release on bail.