The FBI today added an animal rights extremist to the "Most Wanted" list of terror suspects according to federal agents. Daniel Andreas San Diego, a 31-year-old computer specialist, is wanted in two bombings of corporate offices in California, said Michael Heimbach, assistant director of the FBI's counter-terrorism division. The bombings occurred in 2003 and San Diego has been on the run since.
At a Washington, D.C. news conference, Heimbach said San Diego is a known animal rights extremist. He added that San Diego set an improvised explosive device in the bombings that caused extensive property damage and economic hardship. "The investigation revealed that metal nails were used in the construction of the device to create a more forceful effect," Heimbach said.
It's the first time an accused domestic terrorist has been put on the "Most Wanted List," which includes Usama bin Laden, Ayman Al-Zawahiri among others. The FBI's "Most Wanted" terrorist list is distinct from the famous and longer-running "Ten Most Wanted" list.
The 2003 bombings took place at companies that were targeted for ties to a research firm that allegedly conducted drug and chemical experiments on animals. No injuries occurred as a result of the explosions.
Law enforcement officials describe San Diego as a strict vegan who possesses a 9mm handgun and may be living in Costa Rica. Officials are offering a $250,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
Source: Fox News