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FBI searching for accused bomber on Big Isle

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 05:54 p.m. HST, Mar 11, 2014

FBI agents from Honolulu and San Francisco are canvassing Hawaii island communities, such as Puna and Pahoa, for information on the whereabouts of a fugitive wanted in connection with the bombing of two buildings in California.

Daniel Andreas San Diego, 36, was indicted in 2003 in connection with the bombings. On Aug. 28, 2003, two bombs exploded approximately one hour apart on the campus of a biotechnology corporation in Emeryville. Then, on Sept. 26, 2003, one bomb strapped with nails exploded at a nutritional products corporation in Pleasanton.

A federal arrest warrant was issued for San Diego in October 2003. In April 2009, he was added to the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist List, making him the first domestic terrorist placed on this list. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $250,000 for information leading to his capture. 

Honolulu FBI Special Agent Tom Simon said Tuesday, "He may or may not actually be on Hawaii island, but we are taking this lead seriously out of genuine concern for local residents."

Simon added, "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."

San Diego, who was a California resident, was described in October 2003 as a white male with a light complexion, 6 feet tall, 160 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes. He had several tattoos, to include: a round image of burning hillsides in the center of his chest with the words "It only takes a spark" printed in a semicircle below; burning and collapsing buildings on the sides of his abdomen and back; and a single leafless tree rising from a road in the center of his lower back. These tattoos may have been removed, significantly altered or covered with new tattoos.

At the time of his disappearance, San Diego ate neither meat nor any food containing animal products. The FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) assessed if he has maintained this discipline, people around him may notice that he avoids consuming or wearing anything made with animal products.

Anyone with information to provide can call the FBI's Honolulu office at 808-566-4300. Simon added, "If Hawaii island residents would help the FBI by circulating the fugitive's photos on their social networks, we'd sure appreciate it."  

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st1d wrote:
no wonder the big island farmer wants to protect his family and workers from eco-terrorists and anti-gmo cultists.
on March 11,2014 | 03:16PM
GooglyMoogly wrote:
So, is the FBI saying that these bombings are "Dan Andreas' Fault"?

Thank you, I'm here all week!

on March 11,2014 | 05:34PM
fbiguy wrote:
on March 11,2014 | 06:56PM
BIG wrote:
on March 12,2014 | 11:04AM
wn wrote:
Why oh why are we the recipient of these transients? Now I get it...with all the incoming transients he just blends in...seriously he may not be on BI, he could be hanging out in Waikiki right now. Hmm...$250,000 good seed money for a retirement fund...6% avg annual rate of return and it doubles to half a million in 12 years.
on March 11,2014 | 06:48PM
seaturtle wrote:
Puna, Pahoa, Volcano...those areas are notorious for harboring criminal elements. Would people in those neighborhoods turn in others, when they themselves are criminals trying to blend in? Its so easy to hide on the Big Island... so much undeveloped land and forested areas. If this guy is in Hawaii, I hope they find him before anyone else gets hurt!!!
on March 11,2014 | 07:36PM
HanabataDays wrote:
on March 12,2014 | 10:46AM
BIG wrote:
250,000.00 forgot the comma
on March 12,2014 | 11:06AM
BIG wrote:
250.00 id turn him in
on March 12,2014 | 11:05AM
eros_et_logia wrote:
Oh those violent vegans
on March 11,2014 | 11:34PM
roxeee wrote:
Why do they think he's on Hawaii island? Are there flight records coming here and not leaving? Are there other leads, like use of credit card... phone call or internet use?
on March 12,2014 | 03:06PM
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