The Honolulu FBI has received credible intelligence that FBI Most Wanted Terrorist fugitive Daniel Andreas San Diego, 36, may be hiding on the Big Island. Agents from the Honolulu and San Francisco offices of the FBI are canvassing selected communities, including Puna and Pahoa, looking for information about his whereabouts.
Authorities say San Diego was indicted in 2003 of bombing two buildings in California. 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.
The California resident has been described as male with a light complexion, 6 feet tall, and 160 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He has 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.
“He may or may not actually be on Hawaii Island, but we are taking this lead seriously out of genuine concern for local residents,” said Honolulu FBI Special Agent Tom Simon. “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 FBI is offering a $250,000 reward for any information that may lead to this fugitive’s capture. That’s a lot of money and we are hoping that there is someone out there who may like the idea of having a quarter million dollars more than they like the idea of having an accused bomber in their neighborhood,” said Simon.
Anyone with information to provide can call the FBI’s Honolulu office at 566-4300. There is a reward of up to $250,000 for information leading to his capture.