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FBI: Domestic terrorist might be in Puna


A man on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list may be hiding on the Big Island, the agency believes.

Daniel Andreas San Diego, 36, is alleged to have been involved in the bombings of two buildings belonging to biotechnology and nutritional products corporations in 2003 in California.

He was the first alleged domestic terrorist placed on the list.

In particular, the FBI has been canvassing Puna, said Honolulu FBI Special Agent Tom Simon.

Simon said the search for San Diego has been worldwide.

“Only recently have we got some credible leads that he is hiding out on the Big Island,” he said.

San Diego has ties to animal rights extremist groups, according to the FBI.

He is known to follow a vegan diet and is skilled in sailing.

San Diego, who was a California resident, was described in October 2003 as a white male with a light complexion, 6’0”, 160 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes.

He has several tattoos, including 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, according to the FBI. The tattoos may have been altered or removed.

The FBI is offering up to $250,000 for information leading to his arrest.

The agency is also placing billboards with information on San Diego in California, Massachusetts, Oregon, Nevada, Florida and along the U.S.-Canada border in Washington state and New York.

Anyone with information can call the FBI’s Honolulu office at 808-566-4300.

Email Tom Callis at tcallis@hawaiitribune-herald.com.

 

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