Clinic Bombing Suspect Sighted in North Carolina

The man believed to be responsible for bombing a Birmingham clinic killing an off-duty police officer and seriously injuring a nurse, emerged from the woods of western North Carolina last week. After over 5 1/2 months in hiding, Eric Rudolph stole a pick-up truck and food from a local resident in the Nantahala Lake area. Officials believe he later abandoned the truck and escaped into the woods.

Federal investigators, confident that they will locate Rudolph, say that they will be doubling the amount of agents on the case. Investigators have been tracking the suspect over hundreds of miles of mountainous terrain since the Jan. 29th bombing of the New woman All Women Health Care Center.

Rudolph is also wanted for questioning in three additional bombings that took place in Atlanta between 1996 and 1997. Forensic evidence suggests that he may have played a part in the explosions. The bombing of Centennial Olympic Park on July 27, 1996 wounded more than 100 people.


The Washington Post - July15, 1998

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