FBI Releases Photos, License Plate Numbers for Man Suspected of Possessing Explosives

June 1, 2014 15:19 pm · 23 comments

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The FBI is releasing new information about a man suspected of possessing explosive materials a day after searching his San Francisco apartment during an hours-long warrant operation.

Ryan Kelly Chamberlain II, 42, is wanted for allegedly possessing explosive materials at his home on Jackson Street between Polk Street and Van Ness Avenue, FBI spokesman Peter Lee said at a news conference outside of the agency’s San Francisco office this afternoon.

Lee said Chamberlain, who is at large and is believed to be traveling alone, is considered be armed and dangerous and could have explosives. The agency has released photos of Chamberlain and describes him as a white man with brown hair and blue eyes who is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 225 pounds.

According to the FBI, he was last seen on Saturday south of San Francisco and was wearing a navy blue hooded sweatshirt and jeans and driving a white 2008 Nissan Altima with a California or Texas license plates of either 7FQY085 or BX9M042.

Anyone who sees Chamberlain is asked not to approach him and to call 911 immediately.

“Anyone who possesses explosives should be considered armed and dangerous,” he said.

However, the spokesman said, “He has not made any threats that I know of…there is no threat to public safety at this time that we know of.”

Law enforcement officers throughout the state and nation have been alerted to be on the lookout for the suspect, Lee said at today’s news briefing.

The press conference came a day after agency personnel served a search warrant at Chamberlain’s Russian Hill apartment.

FBI agents, San Francisco police and fire and a hazardous materials crew converged on the building on Saturday morning, with personnel remaining at the scene overnight.

Crews wearing hazmat suits were seen going in and out of the two-story building for hours on Saturday and people were gathered on the building’s roof, according to a witness.

A section of Jackson Street between Polk Street and Van Ness Avenue was blocked off for several hours on Saturday during the search warrant operation, reopening around 12:30 a.m.

Chamberlain’s apartment remains sealed off and is considered an active crime scene, according to Lee.

The spokesman declined to comment on the types of explosives allegedly located in the suspect’s apartment but disputed reports that a highly toxic chemical known as Ricin was found at the residence

{ 23 comments }

1 Noflow June 1, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Well, he LOOKS like former US Military, They didn’t mention, but if he is accused of reading the Bible regularly, he would match the Janet Reno FBI profile of a domestic terrorist….

2 He has the deadly poison ricin June 1, 2014 at 4:25 PM

The FBI is looking for a man who lives in the San Francisco apartment where agents found a large stash of what appears to be the deadly poison ricin, according to KGO

KGO said the amount of ricin found is the largest ever seen before in the city.

Much more than explosives, much more dangerous than any bomb. We have no defense.

3 NRA #1 fan and member June 1, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Blond hair and blue eyes……doesn’t seem much like a Taliban or terrorist?

This must be a huge mistake on the FBI’s part.

4 H June 1, 2014 at 5:29 PM

See, this is why we need to ban bombs!

5 Anon June 1, 2014 at 5:44 PM

As long as the ricin part isn’t true, so now it is illegal to possess explosives? Are all demolition companies criminals? This whole thing smells bad, like FBI setup bad. Maybe the racist AG Harris is behind it.

6 Burrell June 1, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Let me guess, he hates Marina chicks?

7 Mustang Sally June 1, 2014 at 7:18 PM

He sure could use a different haircut with all those goofy looking uneven features.

8 StraightOuttaChinatown June 1, 2014 at 8:03 PM

He buy 2 blackcat bricks get 1 free. Get combo deal from Lam and get gross of bottlewockets. Also get the cherree bomb. Chinatown has best Firecracka. Come get now and receive bowl of chow mein.

9 The Theorist June 1, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Seems the groups are moving up their timelines. And here my sources said things would start up in 2016-17. Domestic terror attacks all across the country. Almost unimaginable. But the government leaves the citizenry little choice after destroying the constitution piecemeal.

Prepare for the revolution, people!

Martial law, food shortages, electricity rationing, etc.

Neighbor VS neighbor. It won’t be pretty,

10 Attention anon June 1, 2014 at 8:30 PM

You need a permit to possess and store explosives. Storing them in San Francisco is probably ungood.I am glad that you are on the lookout for plots, but this probably isn’t one.

11 BusBoy June 1, 2014 at 9:43 PM

@ 10
Care to cite me a statute or PC where it states that you need a permit to POSSESS explosives??

Wouldn’t fireworks of any sort be explosives?? Sparklers? gun powder?? at what quantities??

Your blanket statement of simply possessing “explosives” (any amount) without a permit is illegal is really just FUD.

12 MicheLLe June 1, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Wait?? They’ve been watching him and they have no idea where he is now?? Smells funky…Hands down, “the guy” is found deceased.

13 Anon June 1, 2014 at 11:18 PM

@11
How about: CA Penal Code18720. Every person who possesses any substance, material, or any
combination of substances or materials, with the intent to make any
destructive device or any explosive without first obtaining a valid
permit to make that destructive device or explosive, is guilty of a
felony, and is punishable by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h)
of Section 1170 for two, three, or four years.

14 What Security June 1, 2014 at 11:29 PM

O come on it’s his right to bare arms. Since King Obama and his sheriff are coming after his guns,What’s a tea bagger supposed to do?

15 Anon June 2, 2014 at 6:35 AM

Gunpowder is not illegal, putting it in a pipe with nails is. Fireworks are not illegal, breaking them down and putting them in a pleasure cooker is.

Do we understand or do we want to continue acting like idiots about this being a civil liberties issue

16 BusBoy June 2, 2014 at 7:39 AM

@ 13

FAIL… sorry that still doesnt make it illegal to have explosives (black powder, smokeless powder) for law abiding people. It may make it illegal if your a tool and want to make a bomb… but not simply having reloading components in your home. Read #10s statement “You need a permit to possess and store explosives” Try again.

17 @ Anon June 2, 2014 at 8:59 AM

Good points!
Let’s also step back an look at this phrase from the article: “However, the spokesman said, “He has not made any threats that I know of…there is no threat to public safety at this time that we know of.”” …….hhhhmmmmm

18 TinFoiler June 2, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Once again the NSA proves itself to be Absolutely INCOMPETENT and USELESS.
But We ALL already knew that, NSA is not worried about criminals, it is worried about people WAKING UP.

19 Underwood June 2, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Yup…turns to a political issue pretty quick. I had a friend in high-school who, after hearing me talk about a binary smoke-bomb/flare concoction, went and bought the two ingredients in bulk at a pharmacy with his debit-card and was arrested less than three blocks from the shop because pharmacy clerks aren’t stupid or blind. Do you suppose the NSA and the “NWO” framed him as well? Maybe the pharmacist was a part of the conspiracy!

/me locks smart-phone in Faraday Cage.

20 What security June 2, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Big Brother is watching the internet is so not safe, He posted an update online
http://www.SFGATE.com/

21 Tom June 2, 2014 at 5:37 PM

KRON—-HE WAS SEEN AT A BAR IN THE erw

22 Tom June 2, 2014 at 6:49 PM

My computer crashed. That would be a bar in the Lower Haight.

23 RunDogRun June 2, 2014 at 7:43 PM

He was arrested at Chrissy Field
in SF about 6:30 pm today 6/2/14.

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