FBI: Terrorist fugitive could be on Big Island

Published On: Mar 11 2014 01:56:57 PM HST
Updated On: Mar 11 2014 03:23:30 PM HST
HONOLULU -

The Honolulu FBI office says it has received credible intelligence that terrorist fugitive Daniel Andreas San Diego may be on the Big Island.

Agents from the Honolulu and San Francisco offices are canvassing selected communities, including Puna and Pahoa, looking for information on San Diego's whereabouts.

San Diego is wanted for his alleged involvements in the bombings of two office buildings in the San Francisco area.  On Aug. 28, 2003, two bombs exploded about an hour apart on the campus of a biotechnology corporation in Emeryville, Calif.  On Sept. 26, 2003, a bomb strapped with nails exploded at a nutritional products corporation in Pleasanton, Calif.  San Diego was indicted in July 2004.

The FBI says San Diego has ties to animal rights extremist groups.  He is known to follow a vegan diet, eating no meat or food containing animal products and avoids wearing anything made with animal products.  He also has an interest in sailing.  In the past he has worked as a computer network specialist for cash to avoid using banks, checks and credit cards.  He may also be teaching, translating or part of a service industry, such as tourism.

"He may or may not actually be on Hawaii Island, but we are taking this lead seriously out of genuine concern for local residents," said Honolulu FBI Special Agent Tom Simon. "It’s important to recognize that this guy is considered armed and dangerous. If you know where he is, please just call it in. We don’t want anyone getting hurt trying to be a hero."

Anyone with information to provide can call the FBI’s Honolulu office at (808) 566-4300.  There is a reward of up to $250,000 for information leading to his capture.

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