Animal Rights Extremist Daniel Andreas San Diego is Hiding in Hawaii?


A suspected animal rights extremist wanted for the bombing of two buildings in California ten years ago is believed to be hiding in Hawaii.

Daniel Andreas San Diego, 36, is the United States' most wanted domestic terrorism suspect. There is a quarter-million-dollar reward for information leading to his capture, the FBI said this week.

San Diego, from Berkeley, Calif., is sought in conjunction with the bombing of two San Francisco-area buildings in 2003. He is considered armed and dangerous since the brazen attacks more than 10 years ago.

Two pipe-bomb explosions struck an hour apart at biotechnology company Chiron Corp. on Aug. 28, 2003. The first detonated on the campus of a biotechnology corporation in Emeryville, Calif., in the early morning hours, Fox reported. No one was injured, and minor damage was done to the buildings, including shattered windows.

Investigators said the second bomb was set to injure first responders and went off approximately an hour later.

Less than a month later, on Sept. 26, another bomb -- this one strapped with nails -- exploded at cosmetic and nutritional products maker Shaklee Corp. in Pleasanton, Calif.

Both companies reportedly had ties to Huntingdon Life Sciences, a British-based research firm that performed laboratory testing on animals.

San Diego, who was under 24-hour surveillance, gave the FBI the slip on the afternoon of Oct. 6, 2003, in downtown San Francisco.

The search for him since then has spanned the globe. FBI officials have said they've talked with authorities in Germany, the United Kingdom, Costa Rica, France, Spain, Denmark, Austria, Italy, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Argentina, the Philippines and Chile.

The FBI cited "credible intelligence" leading them to believe that San Diego may be armed and is in the small town of Pahoa or a nearby area.

He always uses the first name “Andreas,” and is known to be a vegan — not eating meat or food containing animal products.

Other identifying information is that he wears eyeglasses and is skilled at sailing. He has traveled internationally and has previously worked as a computer network specialist.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $250,000 for information leading directly to San Diego’s arrest.

Honolulu FBI Special Agent Tom Simon told Maui Now, "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."

The nation's most wanted domestic terrorist has several large tattoos on his chest and back, including a round image on his chest depicting burning hills. Below, it reads: 'It only takes a spark.'

Sources: NY Daily News, USA Today


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