Today in History
July 27, 1996
Terror at the Olympics
The 1996 summer Olympics get deadly when a pipe bomb explodes at Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park just 23 minutes after security guard Richard Jewel reports a suspicious backpack to police. One woman is killed by the bomb blast, 111 others are injured and a journalist dies of a heart attack while rushing to the scene of the crime. Jewel is later identified as a suspect by the Atlanta Journal, but the Justice Department four months later clears him of any involvement. The FBI eventually names anti-abortion activist Eric Robert Rudolph a suspect and after years on the lam, Rudolph is arrested May 31, 2003 in Murphy, North Carolina. He pleads guilty in April, 2005.
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