PUNA, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Daniel Andreas San Diego is accused of bombing two buildings in California in 2003, targeting companies that used animals for product testing.
Tiffany Edwards Hunt, co-owner of Jeff Hunt Surfboards, said it's a place where people can disappear.
"It is one of those things about Puna and Pahoa and the Big Island is that there's people hiding in plain sight," Hunt said.
"He may or may not actually be on Hawaii Island, but we are taking this lead seriously out of genuine concern for local residents," said Honolulu FBI Special Agent Tom Simon. "It's important to recognize that this guy is considered armed and dangerous. If you know where he is, please just call it in. We don't want anyone getting hurt trying to be a hero."
The FBI believes San Diego is extremely secretive, carries a handgun and uses prepaid cellphone cards to avoid detection. But he also has distinctive tattoos: a burning hillside in the center of his chest as well as burning and collapsed buildings on his abdomen and back. Although if he's wearing a shirt, it'd be difficult to tell.
"If Hawaii Island residents would help the FBI by circulating the fugitive's photos on their social networks, we'd sure appreciate it," said Simon.