FBI: Most Wanted Terrorist May be on Hawaii Island; $250,000 Reward Offered

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The Honolulu FBI has received credible intelligence that FBI Most Wanted Terrorist fugitive Daniel Andreas San Diego, 36, may be hiding on Hawaii’s Big Island.

San Diego is wanted for his alleged involvement in the bombing of two office buildings in the San Francisco, Calif. area.

On Aug. 28, 2003, two bombs exploded approximately one hour apart on the campus of a biotechnology corporation in Emeryville, Calif.

Then, on Sept. 26, 2003, one bomb strapped with nails exploded at a nutritional products corporation in Pleasanton, Calif.

San Diego was indicted in the United States District Court, Northern District of Calif. in July of 2004.

Agents from the Honolulu and San Francisco offices of the FBI are canvassing selected communities, including Puna and Pahoa, looking for information about the fugitive’s whereabouts.

The FBI said 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 is also known to cook and bake vegan and vegetarian foods and has an interest in sailing.

In the past, he has worked as a computer network specialist and with the operating system LINUX. He may be using these skills as a form of income, specifically for cash to avoid using banks, checks and credit cards.

If overseas he may be using his English language abilities to be teaching, translating or part of a service industry such as tourism.

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.

FBI Special Agent Tom Simon said the fugitive is considered armed and dangerous, so the public should not attempt to apprehend him.

“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 said. “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.”

Simon said the FBI hopes the reward of $250,000 will generate credible information about San Diego’s whereabouts.

“We hope that people on the Big Island may like the idea of a quarter million dollars more than they like having an accused bomber hiding in their community,” Simon said. “If Hawaii Island residents would help the FBI by circulating the fugitive’s photos on their social networks, we’d sure appreciate it.”