FBI says Pleasanton bombing suspect may be hiding in Hawaii

Linked to 2003 East Bay bombings

The FBI believes that a suspect in the three bombings in the East Bay more than a decade ago and linked to animal rights extremist groups may

be hiding out in Hawaii, an FBI spokesman said Wednesday.

FBI agents from Honolulu and San Francisco are canvassing Puna, Pahoa and elsewhere on Hawaii's Big Island for Daniel Andreas San Diego, 36, allegedly involved in bombing office buildings in Emeryville and Pleasanton in 2003, FBI spokesman Tom Simon said.

The FBI is offering a reward of $250,000 for information leading to the capture of San Diego, who is on the FBI's list of the 10 Most Wanted

Terrorists, Simon said.

San Diego, who was born in Berkeley and spent his childhood in Marin County, is accused of two bombings triggered one hour apart on Aug. 23, 2003, at the campus of the Chiron Corp., a biotechnology company in Emeryville, according to the FBI.

The second bomb that exploded at the same location might have been meant to injure first responders to the prior blast, but no one was hurt, the FBI said.

The man is also suspected of fashioning a bomb with a timer strapped to nails that exploded on Sept. 26, 2003, at Shaklee Corp., a nutritional products firm in Pleasanton, but no one was injured, the FBI said.

San Diego, who was last seen in the Bay Area in October 2003, was indicted on felony charges in the bombings in U.S. District Court in San Francisco in July 2004, the FBI said.

His motive in both bombings appears tied to his association with animal rights extremist groups that targeted the two companies claiming they participated in cruel experiments on animals, according to FBI officials.

Jeff Burbank, Bay City News

— Bay City News Service


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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Amador Estates
on Mar 13, 2014 at 9:31 am

What a waste of time. Nobody was even hurt in this ten year old victimless crime (the only victim being the corporate owner of the property where the bombs were detonated)...and there is no proof that he put the bombs there. Where is the PROOF? In over an entire decade, the government has never been able to substantiate the charges against this person.

I urge the public to ignore the government's pathetic plea for "help" or "assistance".

If they want to solve some actual important crimes, there are plenty of criminals at large who have caused injury or death to ACTUAL PEOPLE, rapists, murderers....hell, there are 10 million illegal aliens living in the US who daily are stealing from all taxpayers. Should be easy to find just a few of these millions of thieves and trespassers, right?

In other words, once again, the government is expending vast resources, YOUR TAXES, on a complete waste of a goose chase over a victimless crime that is ten years old. Nice job, government morons.

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Posted by Liberalism is a Plague
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:37 am

No kidding, anonymous. Think of the government as robbing people of their souls. For every time the government gives some so-called entitlement group and their kids some assistance, it's telling them that they have no life beyond government. A person with a genuine soul, IMHO, would rather see their kids go to bed hungry than have govt food stamps deprive the kids of their own inner strength and dignity. So, too, a govt that distributes food stamps is just a tyranny in the making, having soulless people depend on a tyrant who eventually will come and take away our guns before placing us all under communist rule.

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Posted by Homos Apsuck
a resident of another community
on Mar 13, 2014 at 4:36 pm

And in the meantime, thousands and thousands of animals are dying for your cosmetics ... To equate animal activism with terrorism is a travesty.

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Posted by Right
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 13, 2014 at 7:38 pm

Homo, you can't possibly justify a terrorist act because you don't agree with cosmetic company policies. If you have a problem, do what every adult is expected to do and follow the law and work to change the practices of these firms legally. If you still think it's ok to endanger people and their property because you can't follow rules and live within normal society, maybe these firms should be using ou to test cosmetics. Berserkely dolt.

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Posted by mooseturd
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Mar 14, 2014 at 8:49 am

mooseturd is a registered user.

Let me make sure I understand this. Anonymouse says it's OK to bomb with intent to kill so long as you are inept and fail to kill. Interesting concept. Is this Tee Parti dogma?

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Posted by Never ceases to amaze me
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 14, 2014 at 8:58 am

I'm always amazed by the amount of wackos in our little town. You're trying to rid the city of all ethnic groups, gays, democrats, animal lovers, wackos and all the rest of those you deem undesirable, but you don’t realize that you are a part of the group. I hear that northern Idaho has open arms for racist, gun-toting, govt conspiracy embracers. Hope to see you leave soon!

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 14, 2014 at 2:50 pm

I understand what may drive the animal rights activists but I can't appreciate bombs being placed in places that could harm animals or humans.

Hope he gets arrested and pays the price for his crime.

i rest my case...

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Posted by Pro-Law
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 14, 2014 at 7:15 pm

Personally I would rather not have people setting up bombs anywhere - but hey that's just me.

Just because they bombed a business makes it ok? Do people not work at these places? Whatever your "cause" is will only be taken seriously if you can communicate like an adult instead of blowing things up.

Get real.

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