A shot was fired at a federal agent standing at a command post set up to direct the search for bombing suspect Eric Rudolph. The bullet just grazed the agent’s head.
An official reported that the agent was “grazed by the shot through the hair on his head” around 8 p.m. Wednesday. He did not need to be hospitalized.
Federal agents announced plans last week to expand the search for Rudolph, charged with three bombings in the Atlanta area and one in Birmingham. Two abortion clinics, one gay bar, and the Olympic Park were all bombed, allegedly by Rudolph.
Rudolph has eluded capture for almost a year, and authorities believe he has been hiding in the mountains of North Carolina. A $1 million award has been offered for information leading to his arrest.
Officials plan to have the search force grow to over 200, which will continue at least until the end of the year.