Nails Link Clinic Bombing Suspect to Atlanta Explosions

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents announced that they found nails in a storage shed rented by Eric Robert Rudolph in Murphy, N.C. The nails match shrapnel from a bomb used in an explosive device found at one of three sites in Atlanta over the past year and a half. CBS news reported that the FBI may add Rudolph to its “Ten Most Wanted” list.

Officials believe that the matching nails could be the clue to figuring out if a single person caused the bombings of the Birmingham, Alabama abortion clinic, a gay nightclub, an Atlanta abortion clinic and the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

Authorities have issued a warrant for Rudolph’s arrest, and are offering a $100,000 reward. Rudolph is wanted for the bombing of the New Women, All Women health clinic which killed off-duty police officer Robert Sanderson and seriously injured clinic nurse Emily Lyons.

Call 1-888-ATF-BOMB with information regarding the bombing.

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Reuters, AP - February 25, 1998

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