Key Dates in Rudolph Search

Key dates in the hunt for Eric Rudolph:

  • July 27, 1996 -- Bombing of Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park kills a woman and injures 111 other people.
  • Jan. 16, 1997 -- Two bombs explode at an office building in the Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs, injuring six. An abortion clinic in the building is believed to be the target.
  • Feb. 21, 1997 -- Nail-laden device explodes at The Otherside Lounge, a gay and lesbian nightclub in Atlanta. Five people are injured.
  • Jan. 29, 1998 -- Explosion kills a policeman and maims a nurse at an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Ala.
  • Jan. 30, 1998 -- Rudolph stocks up on supplies in North Carolina and vanishes.
  • Feb. 14, 1998 -- Rudolph is charged in the Alabama abortion clinic bombing.
  • March 17, 1998 -- Task force investigating the Birmingham bombing is formally merged with a task force investigating the three bombings in Atlanta.
  • May 5, 1998 -- The FBI adds Rudolph to its 10 Most Wanted list and offers a $1 million reward for his capture.
  • July 11, 1998 -- Health food store owner in North Carolina tells authorities Rudolph took six months' worth of food and supplies and a pickup truck from his home, leaving five $100 bills as payment.
  • Oct. 14, 1998 -- Rudolph is charged with the Olympic bombing and the two other attacks in the Atlanta area.
  • May 31, 2003 -- After more than five years on the run, Rudolph is captured when police spot him digging in a trash bin in Murphy, N.C.

Alabama Associated Press