Novartis Bombing Suspect still at large 10 years later
I’ll never forget it because it was literally the week I moved to Emeryville (My tenure here literally “started with a BANG” 😉 On Aug. 28, 2003, Daniel Andreas San Diego allegedly detonated two bombs at the Novartis Corporate office (then Chiron Corporation before they were acquired by the Switzerland based multinational pharmaceutical company). 10 years later, he’s still on the run and recent local sightings have given the FBI reasons to renew their efforts of apprehending him.
The now 35-year-old alleged “domestic terrorist” is a San Rafael native, ’96 graduate of Terra Linda High School and whose father was Belvedere’s city manager. As an affiliate of the animal rights extremist group “Revolutionary Cells-Animal Liberation Brigade “, San Diego allegedly targeted Novartis because of its ties to Huntingdon Life Science. Huntingdon has been a longtime target of animal rights extremists because of its work with experimental drugs and chemicals on animals under contract for pharmaceutical, cosmetic and other companies.
Andreas, at a recent FBI news conference, can be seen among the FBI’s 10 most wanted Terrorists alongside noted suspects from global terrorists organizations Hizballah & Al-Qaeda. Although his acts caused no casualties, the second attack at Shaklee Corporation was apparently strapped with nails and intended to harm first responders.
In addition to electronic billboards spots in seven states, new video surveillance from the blast has been released and the reward has been increased to $250,000. Tipsters can place confidential information at tips.fbi.gov or by calling 800-CALL-FBI. He is considered armed & dangerous.
Further Reading & Resources
FBI seeks help in California bombing case | PressDemocrat.com →
FBI using billboards to find fugitive suspected in bombings | SJMercury.com →
I-Team obtains blast video, FBI searches for bomber | ABC KGO-TV Local News →