Man Arrested in Connection with Pipe Bombs Attended UNCC

MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. - Officials said the name of the man arrested in connection with the pipe bomb scare is Cesar Sayoc, 56.

An FBI source confirmed to Channel 9 that Sayoc was born in March of 1962.

Channel 9 found a man with the same name and same birthdate in Mecklenburg County court records dating back to the 1990s.

A spokesperson for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte said Sayoc attended the school from 1983 to 1984.

He had an undeclared major and played soccer for the university.

Investigators said Sayoc has been charged with five crimes, including illegal mailing of explosives, in the rash of devices addressed in recent days to Democratic figures.

Visit for more and watch Eyewitness News at 5 for more on Sayoc's connection to Charlotte. 

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