A high profile terror suspect who has been described as one of “America’s most wanted” is currently being hunted by FBI agents in Hawaii.
The FBI confirmed on Wednesday that a wide-scale search for the suspect was underway on the island of Hawaii after “credible intelligence” was received by the FBI’s San Francisco branch about the terror suspect’s location.
The agency is focusing its efforts on the island’s eastern district of Puna, as well as the small town of Pahoa. Daniel Andreas San Diego, the 36-year-old suspect, is allegedly involved in extremist animal rights activities and is charged with exploding pipe bombs in front of the buildings of companies which conduct animal testing.
San Diego is a person the FBI is very keen to catch up with, and they are offering a $250,000 reward for solid information leading to his arrest.
Kai Sorte, the manager of an organic deli in Pahoa, spoke to FBI agents who visited the town a while ago. He was interviewed once again on Monday.
Peter Lee, a spokesman for the FBI refused to comment on the nature of the intelligence the agency had received which lead to the manhunt in Hawaii for the terror suspect. The FBI have been so keen to find San Diego that they have had his image appearing on billboards from California to New York in a nationwide effort to locate him.
Back in 2003, San Diego was under 24-hour surveillance by the FBI, but on October 6 of that year he gave them the slip while in downtown San Francisco.
The search for San Diego hasn’t been limited to Hawaii; in fact it has spanned the globe as the FBI contacted authorities in Germany, the United Kingdom, Costa Rica, France, Spain, Denmark, Austria, Italy, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Argentina, the Philippines and Chile in their search for the terror suspect.
As well as not eating animals (of course), and not eating any foods which contain animal products of any kind, San Diego also has some unique ink – including an image of burning hillsides on his chest with the words: “It only takes a spark”.