NPR新闻[翻译]:美国抓获一名涉嫌可疑包裹的嫌疑人

发表时间:2018-10-30内容来源:VOA英语学习网

Four days after suspicious packages began arriving in the mail for prominent Democrats and critics of President Trump, a suspect is in custody.

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CHRISTOPHER WRAY: We have arrested Cesar Sayoc in connection with this investigation.

SHAPIRO: That's FBI Director Christopher Wray announcing the capture. NPR Justice reporter Ryan Lucas joins us now with details. And Ryan, walk us through the drama this morning and the capture of the suspect.

RYAN LUCAS, BYLINE: Well, we knew last night that the investigation was focusing on two places, New York and South Florida in particular. And this morning, authorities arrested Sayoc at an AutoZone store north of Miami. There was TV footage showing FBI officials and other law enforcement officers taking custody of a white van that was plastered with pro-Trump stickers near an AutoZone store there. A family attorney says that the van is Sayoc's. Now a criminal complaint has been filed against him in federal court in New York. He faces five counts in all, including illegally mailing explosives and threatening former presidents as well as others.

SHAPIRO: Can you tell us a little bit about the clues and the evidence that led the FBI to him?

LUCAS: It was actually a clue from one of the packages. FBI director Christopher Wray says that the FBI was able to pull a fingerprint off of one of those bubble-lined manila envelopes that we've talked about a lot over the past week. That fingerprint matched Sayoc's.

Wray says there's also a possible DNA connection from some of the homemade pipe bombs that were sent in two separate packages. Those appear to match Sayoc as well. And authorities have also identified a Twitter account that they say belonged to him. And the clue there was some of the words that were misspelled on the packages matched the misspelling on the Twitter account.

SHAPIRO: Wow. I know that you, our librarians, others at NPR have been looking into his background today. Tell us what you've learned about him.

LUCAS: Well, he's 56 years old. He is a resident of South Florida. He registered as a Republican in March of 2016. He has a pretty lengthy criminal history in Florida that includes charges of felony theft and drugs. He was also arrested over a possible bomb threat in 2002. He appears to have really kind of struggled for a very long time to find his place, to maintain a steady income. For example, he filed for bankruptcy back in 2012. On that form, he said that he lived with his mother, that he didn't own any furniture. His occupation on that form, though, he listed as store manager.

SHAPIRO: Today had kind of the hallmarks of a climax of the investigation with the FBI director, the attorney general all talking about it. Now that he's in custody, is that it? What happens next?

LUCAS: Well, the FBI will want to know whether Sayoc was working alone, whether there was somebody who was helping him with this. They'll also want to know whether there are any more packages that were sent but are unaccounted for yet 'cause remember; there were more discovered just this morning. There could still be more out there.

As things stand now, Wray says that each of the 13 devices that have been confirmed had 6 inches of PVC pipe, a small clock, a battery. There was wiring and a potential explosive material. He says that lab analysts are still examining those, but he made clear that these are not hoax devices.

SHAPIRO: And of course one big question is motive. Do you have any information about why he allegedly sent these packages to prominent Democrats, CNN, critics of President Trump and targets of President Trump's criticism?

LUCAS: Well, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was asked that exact question this afternoon. He did not want to say much on the topic. All that he would say is that Sayoc appears to be a partisan, but that will be determined by the facts of the case. I'll say that I've looked through his Twitter postings. There was a lot of pro-Trump sentiment in there, a lot of vitriol directed at Democrats. Authorities of course already have their eyes on that account — so definitely something that authorities are taking a look at.

SHAPIRO: That's NPR's Ryan Lucas following the investigation and today's arrest. Thanks, Ryan.

LUCAS: Thank you.

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可疑包裹陆续寄给著名民主党人士和特朗普总统的批评者,这一事件发生4天之后美国抓获了一名嫌疑人。

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克里斯托弗·雷:我们逮捕了与调查有关的嫌疑人塞萨尔·萨约克。

夏皮罗:这是联邦调查局局长克里斯托弗·雷宣布逮捕了嫌疑人。NPR司法记者瑞安·卢卡斯将和我们连线,介绍详细信息。瑞安,请介绍一下今天早上发生的事件以及逮捕嫌疑人的情况。

瑞安·卢卡斯连线:我们知道,昨晚的调查集中在两个地方,以纽约和佛罗里达州南部地区为主。今天早上,有关部门在迈阿密以北的一家汽车地带零售店逮捕了萨约克。电视画面显示,联邦调查局官员和其他执法官员在一家汽车地带零售店附近控制了一辆白色货车,这辆车贴着支持特朗普的标语。一名家族律师表示,那是萨约克的货车。现在,纽约联邦法庭已对他提起刑事指控。他一共面临5项罪名,包括非法邮寄爆炸物和威胁前总统及他人。

夏皮罗:你能介绍一下令联邦调查局锁定他的线索和证据吗?

卢卡斯:实际上线索来自其中一个包裹。联邦调查局局长克里斯托弗·雷表示,联邦调查局从其中一封气泡马尼拉纸信封上提取了一枚指纹,我们上周一直在讨论这种信封。这枚指纹与萨约克的指纹一致。

雷表示,两个包裹中自制管状炸弹上留下的DNA可能也存在联系。这些似乎也与萨约克相匹配。有关部门还发现了属于萨约克的推特账号。有线索表明,包裹上的一些拼写错误与该推特账号上的拼写错误相一致。

夏皮罗:哇哦。我知道,你和NPR的图书管理员以及其他工作人员今天一直在调查他的背景。请介绍一下你们了解到的他的信息。

卢卡斯:他今年59岁。居住在佛罗里达州南部地区。他在2016年3月注册为共和党人。他在佛州有多项犯罪记录,其中包括盗窃和毒品等重罪指控。2002年,萨约克还因潜在的炸弹威胁而被捕。看起来他苦苦挣扎了很长时间,以找到能维持稳定收入的地方。比如,他在2012年申请了破产。他在申请表上写道,他和母亲一起生活,没有任何家具。不过他在职业一栏填的是店长。

夏皮罗:今天,联邦调查局局长和司法部长都在谈论这起事件,这将调查推向了高潮。现在他已经被捕了,对吧?那接下来会怎样?

卢卡斯:联邦调查局想知道萨约克是否是单独作案,是否还有人协助他作案。他们还想知道是否还有已寄出但是未被发现的包裹,因为,今天早上警方刚刚发现了更多包裹。所以很可能还有未被发现的包裹。

雷表示,就目前的情况来看,已经确认的13个包裹中,均含有6英寸PVC圆柱体、小型计时器和电池。还有导线和潜在的爆炸性物质。他说实验室分析员仍在检查这些东西,但是他明确表明这些不是炸弹装置。

夏皮罗:当然,其中一个重要的问题是动机。你有了解到他向著名民主党人士、CNN、特朗普总统的批评者以及特朗普总统的批评对象寄出这些包裹的原因吗?

卢卡斯:今天下午,司法部长杰夫·塞申斯被问到了同样的问题。有关这一话题他并不想说太多。他只说萨约克好像是坚定的共和党员,不过这要由案件事实来确定。我要说的是,我浏览了他在推特上发布的文章。其中有很多内容表示支持特朗普,对民主党进行尖酸刻薄的批评。当然,有关部门已经在关注这个账号了,他们肯定要对此展开调查。

夏皮罗:以上是NPR新闻的瑞安·卢卡斯带来的报道,他一直在追踪报道炸弹包裹案的调查进展和嫌犯今天被捕的消息。谢谢你,瑞安。

卢卡斯:谢谢。

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