FBI Releases Photo Of Ryan Chamberlain, “Armed And Dangerous” Russian Hill Man Suspected To Be Toting Explosives

2:08 PM: 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.

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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.

1:38 PM: The FBI is asking for the public’s help in locating 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, is considered be armed and dangerous and could have explosives.

“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.”

Chamberlain is described as a white man with brown hair and blue eyes who is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 225 pounds. He was last seen wearing a navy blue hooded sweatshirt and jeans and driving a white 2008 Nissan Altima with California or Texas license plates.

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

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.

Laura Dixon, Bay City News

1:03 AM: Investigators remained at the scene around 12:30 a.m. of a hazardous materials incident at an apartment building between Jackson and Polk streets in San Francisco.

FBI agents, San Francisco police, fire crews and a hazardous materials team have been at at the building since Saturday morning.

Jackson Street was closed due to investigation Saturday but was reopened around 12:30 a.m.

FBI personnel declined comment Sunday morning on the nature of the investigation, but a police officer at the scene said the FBI was heading up the investigation.

According to ABC7, law enforcement officials are searching for Ryan Chamberlain, an “armed and dangerous” tenant of the building described as “a quiet man in his late 30s.”

ABC7 reports that “a very large amount of ricin” was found in Chamberlin’s apartment, “on a scale larger than ever seen before in San Francisco.”

As of 1 a.am. Sunday, fire and hazardous materials crews had left the scene, and officers said the FBI was winding down its investigation at the building.

Eve Batey contributed to this report from Dennis Culver, Bay City News

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  • CCjudy

    My neighborhood and this is yet another young white man with a vendetta. Thanks to the PD and FBI and yet he is out there Ryan Kelly chamberlain II

    • http://ImpeachImposterBarry.com/ JusticeJuice

      So tell us how the handful of white guys committing crimes is all you can focus on and not the 748 black guy crimes?

      • mschmidlen

        Shhhh, it CLEARLY doesn’t fit the agenda or the narrative….The only thing that could make this better for them is if he was armed to the teeth with legally acquired guns and ammo…

    • Guest

      yes, another ‘young’ white guilted honkey from SF’s Progressive Left ‘movement’.

    • JiveAssPresident

      Being a “young white man with a vendetta” is preferable to being an old cvnt who needs to get fvcked.

      • Frederich von Stüppel

        If you’re going to troll, at least be good at it.

        • Robert Nielsen

          I think JiveAssPresident was just making sure his comment wouldn’t be censored.

  • rejco

    Another guy the FBI is framing…

    • bfg

      I am curious, why do you say that? Do you have any knowledge of this case or a reason to believe he’s being framed? So far i can’t figure out what this is all about.yes they found explosives but why were they looking?

      • Ganksta Th’second

        Clearly things ‘found’ after breaking into a home is grounds for breaking into a home. Duh!

      • J.F.T.

        How do you really know what “they” found? I’m curious as to why someone so curious can be so naive.

  • SFCaliGirl83

    This is just crazy. I am baffled at what Ryan is being accused of. He has always been a very nice guy, an ear to hear your thoughts and assist with any problems you may have in life and a person to try and make your frown back to a smile. It’s very hard to believe this. And please I don’t need negative comments on my post. Ryan has been a great friend since 2012 and I will have him in my prayers. I’m just happy nothing bad happened.

    • scottd

      wow, great friend since 2012 huh? such longstanding ties.

      • SFCaliGirl83

        You obviously have nothing better to do which is why you have to negatively comment on my post. All I am merely saying is I consider him a great friend which is why this news is so troublesome. I really don’t care if you don’t think a friendship since 2012 is long. I don’t need to explain anything to you. Get a hobby.

        • jeremyroberson

          He has a hobby. It’s called trolling.

          • JiveAssPresident

            And what’s yours, Bugchasing.

            Bugchasing is a slang term for the practice of pursuing sexual intercourse with HIV-infected individuals in order to contract HIV. Individuals engaged in this activity are referred to as bugchasers. It is a form of self-harm.

            Bugchasers seek sexual partners who are HIV positive for the purpose of having unprotected sex and becoming HIV positive; giftgivers are HIV positive individuals who comply with the bugchaser’s efforts to become infected with HIV.

            Bugchasers indicate various reasons for this activity. Some bugchasers engage in the activity for the excitement inherent in pursuing such a dangerous activity, but do not implicitly desire to contract HIV. Some researchers suggest that the behavior may stem from a “resistance to dominant heterosexual norms and mores” due to a defensive response by gay men to repudiate stigmatization and rejection by society.

            Some people consider bugchasing “intensely erotic” and the act of being infected as the “ultimate taboo, the most extreme sex act left.” A number of people who are HIV negative and in a relationship with someone who is HIV positive seek infection as a way to remain in the relationship, particularly when the HIV positive partner may wish to break up to avoid infecting the HIV negative partner.

            Some contend that this behaviour stems from feelings of inevitability towards HIV among the gay community and the empowerment of choosing when to contract the virus. Others have suggested that some people who feel lonely desire the nurturing community that supports people with AIDS. It may also be a form of suicide.

        • JiveAssPresident

          Said the idiot libtard who is friends with a terrorist.

    • JaneSmith100

      If he’s been your friend for that long, please please PHONE the FBI with ANY and ALL information you have on him, ie, his background.

    • JiveAssPresident

      You are an idiot, a liberal idiot.

      • Frederich von Stüppel

        Don’t you have any KKK rallies or cross burnings to attend?

    • brucelanc

      He is a Democrat. They’re all dangerous psychotics. Every single one of them is just one delusion away from murdering a bunch of innocents. That’s just what they do. It’s in their nature.

  • Deborah Kidder

    He was a registered a Republican. Stop making rash comments

    • YellowFruit52

      Nice try. i’ve read his Twitter. He’s no Republican, he’s a lunatic Left Winger. I don’t know too many GOPer’s who bash Fox News, Christians, and “climate change” deniers.

      • Whowe

        I’m republican and bash all those same things. I know it’s hard to believe but some Republican’s aren’t crazy. Unfortunately the squeaky wheel gets the oil and ain’t nothing squeakier than a crazy right-winger.

        • JaneSmith100

          If you’re really a Repub, you’d know that there’s plenty on the left that are insane.

        • Whowe

          Sure, there are crazies in every single faction, organization, club, etc. But because someone has views on certain things doesn’t make them repub, democrat, extremist, etc. Also what does being gay have to do with anything?

          • JaneSmith100

            Well, he could be hanging out in the gay comm & could be hiding there. Being gay is relevant, since today gays have said that LGBTQ is = being black. So yes, it is relevant.

    • JaneSmith100

      He campaigned for Gavin. He’s a Democrat.

      • Deborah Kidder

        He was still registered as a Republican all news sources confirmed. He was bitter for not being recognized by the Gavin Newsom admin for all his work (strangely) this is all public knowledge.

        • JaneSmith100

          Strangely enough, how do you know he was bitter about not being recognized by Gavin?? Are you him or friends with him? If you bothered to read his fb rants or twitter rants, he has never supported a Repub, ever. This gay man was all about Dem politics, also read his linkein page. He was all about “activism”, gay activism, dem activism.

    • JiveAssPresident

      He’s a flaming libtard. Nice try C U N T.

  • GStorm

    Looked at his twitter account. Doesn’t seem too political. He seems really dull.

  • JaneSmith100

    You know, he’s also very gay. That’s sort of left out of the story. But it’s pretty obvious that he’s gay and very very leftwing.

    • Deborah Kidder

      Idiot

      • JaneSmith100

        You’re really losing it about this guy. Hilarious that you’re really angry. Are you Ryan?

        • SciLaw

          You seem to be the one obsessed over this article. Pot calling kettle. PS Calling a girl the “One” in his manifesto is probably a sign that he’s not gay. Reading comprehension is your friend. Really, try it.

          • JaneSmith100

            Yes the “girl”, is his f@gh@g. Dear. Oh and where is his manifesto? This guy doesn’t have one, the SB Killer has one. Reading comprehension is your friend dear Liberal.

  • http://ImpeachImposterBarry.com/ JusticeJuice

    I hope the FBI finds him and shoots him on sight.

  • Russ Hamilton

    I see a lot of things being said about this guy and he might be some leftwing dangerous nut job but the story so far does not add up. So far not a single detail has been put forth about what he has done…just overly broad generalities and the whys have been left out altogether.

  • aaronk415

    I’m torn; scary explosives guy in the neighborhood but House of prime rib is so good!

  • giemore
  • Deborah Kidder

    So far all that has been proven is that the NSA is insidious and big brother does exist, even if just to listen to the ravings of a lonely, disorientated , depressed harmless man. So far they have not found anything harmful in his apt. And the FBI no longer consider him a risk, other then to hisself. What a huge waste of resources and money. Our resources certainly should be redirected. His letter was heartbreaking

  • brucelanc

    Just one more whacked out liberal plotting mayhem. No surprise. Democrats are all psychotic. Each and every one is just one delusion away from mass-murder.

    • JaneSmith100

      Exactly, 100% correct. Come look for our group on facebook – CALIFORNIA STATE POLITICS.