Activist Arrested After Attack On Scientist
POSTED: 4:28 am PDT September 1, 2008
OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- A 24-year-old man was arrested in Oceanside after the FBI twice raided his Northern California home in connection with a recent attack on a UC Santa Cruz scientist by animal rights activists, it was reported Sunday.
FBI and San Diego County deputies arrested Nathan Christopher Knoerl Friday, at a house reportedly owned by his mother in Oceanside.
He was booked on felony perjury charges filed by police in Santa Cruz and the Department of Motor Vehicles, the San Jose Mercury-News reported Monday.
Animal rights Internet sites said Knoerl is known to them as Nathan Pope, and activists were urged by anonymous Web authors to call the Vista jail to protest his arrest. Read More
The investigation continues into who committed this crime against these medical researchers. One of those that was being investigated apparently had reasons for using false identification, and his arrest has also caused a stir among the radical animal activist crowd. Hopefully investigators will soon find out who was responsible for these terrorist attacks.