In what must be a huge surprise to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, the first domestic terrorist named to the FBI’s list of Most-Wanted Terrorists appears to have no military experience. In other words, he’s not what Napolitano would describe as a “right-wing extremist” who needs to be watched by law enforcement.
The FBI added Daniel Andreas San Diego, a 31-year-old American animal rights activist, to its list of Most-Wanted Terrorists this morning. Nowhere on their web page dedicated to San Diego does the FBI mention that San Diego has any military service in his background.
San Diego is wanted for his alleged involvement in the bombings of two corporate offices in California, according to this FBI web site. The agency describes his alleged criminal actions this way:
On Aug. 28, 2003, two bombs exploded at the Chiron Corporation, located in Emeryville. Then, on Sept. 26, 2003, a single bomb strapped with nails exploded at the Shaklee Corporation, located in Pleasanton. A federal arrest warrant was issued in the Northern District of California on Oct. 5, 2003, charging San Diego with maliciously damaging and destroying, and attempting to destroy and damage, by means of explosives, buildings and other property.
San Diego is a known animal rights activist with ties to animal rights groups, according to the agency. He is known to be a very strict vegan, eating no meat or food containing animal products. San Diego wears eyeglasses. He is known to possess a 9mm handgun.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $250,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of Daniel Andreas San Diego.