Rudolph, Eric (1966–)

Eric Robert Rudolph remains one of the FBI's “10 most wanted” for his role in a two-state bombing spree from 1996 to 1998, including the first fatal bombing of a U.S. abortion clinic, in Alabama; a series of bombings in the Atlanta area; and the Centennial Park bombing during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.

Initially, the Atlanta-area bombings were believed to be part of the ever-growing antiabortion violence throughout the southern United States. In the early-morning hours of January 16, 1997, two bombs exploded at the Sandy Springs Professional Building, just north of Atlanta, injuring seven. The first bomb blasted through the operating and waiting rooms of the abortion clinic; the second, authorities believed, was deliberately timed to injure rescue workers rushing to the scene. A month later, two similarly manufactured bombs exploded in midtown Atlanta's Other Side Lounge, a gay/lesbian nightclub, ...

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