The man accused of sending letter bombs to President Trump’s political enemies was ordered held without bail following his first appearance in a New York courtroom.
Cesar Sayoc, 56, appeared alert during the brief appearance in Manhattan Federal Court and spoke frequently with his court-appointed attorney.
He answered the judge’s questions with “Yes, 100%” several times.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jane Kim asked that Sayoc be held without bail because he is “a serious risk of danger to the public and a flight risk.”
Sayoc had been held in Florida since his arrest near Fort Lauderdale on Oct. 26. He’d been living in a van covered in stickers of Trump and images of the President’s enemies with crosshairs over their faces.