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FBI Search Hawaiʻi Island for Alleged Terrorist Fugitive

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   March 11th, 2014 · 9 Disqus Comments · Featured, Maui News
Daniel Andreas San Diego, photo at Times Square . Image courtesy FBI.

Daniel Andreas San Diego, photo at Times Square . Image courtesy FBI.

By Wendy Osher

The FBI in Honolulu is reporting that they received “credible intelligence” indicating that an alleged terrorist fugitive, Daniel Andreas San Diego, may be hiding on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi.

Federal agents from Honolulu and San Francisco are canvassing communities including Puna and Pāhoa for the 36 year old fugitive, according to Honolulu FBI Special Agent Tom Simon.

“He may or may not actually be on Hawaiʻi Island, but we are taking this lead seriously out of genuine concern for local residents,” said Simon.

FBI officials say Daniel Andreas San Diego is wanted for his alleged involvement in the bombing of two office buildings in the San Francisco area of California on Aug. 28, 2003.

According to the FBI, two bombs exploded approximately one hour apart on the campus of a biotechnology corporation in Emeryville, California.

Daniel Andreas San Diego. Bottom row is what he would look like with blond hair, a goatee, and stubble.  Images courtesy FBI.

Daniel Andreas San Diego. Bottom row is what he would look like with blond hair, a goatee, and stubble. Images courtesy FBI.

Andreas San Diego was indicted in the United States District Court in July of 2004, according to FBI documents.

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

“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,” said Simon.

He continued, “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.”

Although the FBI has Andreas San Diego included on a list of Most Wanted Terrorist fugitives, authorities advise that an indictment is only an accusation and all defendants are considered innocent unless or until they are found guilty in court.

Daniel Andreas San Diego, who also goes by the name “Andreas,” is described as 6-feet-tall, weighing 160 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Daniel Andreas San Diego, age progression. Image courtesy FBI.

Daniel Andreas San Diego, age progression. Image courtesy FBI.

He has the following tattoos: 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, according to information released by the FBI.

According to the FBI, San Diego has ties to animal rights extremist groups and is known to follow a vegan diet, eating no meat or food containing animal products.

He is also known to have an interest in sailing, and in the past, has worked as a computer network specialist and with the operating system LINUX.

Daniel Andreas San Diego tattoos. Images courtesy FBI.

Daniel Andreas San Diego tattoos. Images courtesy FBI.

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  • GoHome

    Yep…. another mainland haole freak.

  • John Smith

    What a radical animal rights dirtbag.Hopefully one of the FBI agents execute this creep.

  • Gurn Blanston

    Democrats like Daniel Andreas San Diego are dangerous.

  • stand alone

    If you come to Maui I got a surprise for you. ( A DEPOSIT SLIP),,,,, to my bank account…..

    • usbworks

      Why don’t you go look for him big man?

      • stand alone

        I wish I could little man.

        • Hot and Bothered

          lol

  • Hot and Bothered

    Its say reward UP TO 250,000$ government trying to scam us even with the reward. Probably only 1,000$ reward .When it says reward of 250,000$ then I’ll keep my eye out for him.

  • Fugitive recovery

    Smart thing to do is check tattoo shops to see if they have done any cover ups on anyone recently, also checking any ads on craigslist for woofer programs, work trade . And see if he tried to apply for ebt in hawaii. Find out his tics , things he likes to do and or has a passion for ie: shooting ranges , martial arts , music type. In order to apprehend such people you have to get in their head , think like they would. Of course friends , family and any old acquaintances he may have.