SAN FRANCISCO—The Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a press release on Monday, January 6, 2014, indicating that an individual has been arrested in connection to damaging the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China. Also assisting the FBI in the investigation included the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) and the Daly City Police Department.

Officials indicated that the suspect was taken into custody with incident.  The suspect, Yan Feng, 39, of Daly City was responsible for exploding devices in the proximity of the front entrance of the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco on January 1, which caused significant damage.

On Friday, January 3, Feng turned himself into authorities at the Daly City Police Department. “Feng has been charged with maliciously damaging or destroying, or attempting to damage or destroy, by means of fire or an explosive, any building vehicle, or other real or personal property used in interstate or foreign commerce (18 U.S.C. § 844(i)) and willfully injuring, damaging, or destroying, or attempting to injure, damage, or destroy, any property, real or personal, located within the United States and belonging to or utilized or occupied by any foreign government or international organization, by a foreign official or official guest (18 U.S.C. § 970(a)),” states the release.

The suspect should be presumed innocent until proven guilty based on the criminal complaint.

By LaDale Anderson