A Bizarre Turn in the Mystery of the Embassy Letter Bombs

January 26, 2023

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón was also the would-be recipient of one explosive package, but authorities intercepted it before it actually reached him. Sources cited by ABC said the man was “very active” on social media and espoused “pro-Russian” views. Investigators “do not rule out the participation or influence of other people in the events,” however, according to El Pais. Earlier this week, The New York Times cited unnamed U.S. officials who claimed Russian military intelligence was suspected in the letter bombs plot. Spanish investigators already had eyes on their 74-year-old suspect at the time that report came out, however, and that theory was ruled out.