FBI Releases Photo of Bombing Witness
The FBI has issued photographs and descriptions of Eric Robert Rudolph and searched his home. Rudolph1s whose truck was last scene leaving the scene of the Birmingham, Alabama clinic bombing. Rudolph is a white male with brown hair and blue eyes. He is 5-feet, 10-inches tall, weighs 150 pounds, and was born on September 19, 1966.
"Although Mr. Rudolph is being sought only as a witness, due to the violence associated with this crime he should not be approached by anyone outside of law enforcement," said the FBI in a statement. Rudolph registered his 1989 gray Nissan pickup truck with a white camper shell on the back, with the address of an abortion provider in Asheville, North Carolina. Owners of the Asheville clinic also own the New Women clinic that was bombed in Birmingham. The properties had been listed in a brochure that was being distributed among anti-abortion extremists.
The explosion killed a police officer and seriously injured Emily Lyons, a clinic nurse. Lyons, who underwent 10 hours of surgery on the day of the bombing, lost her left eye. Lyons also suffered severe injuries to her right eye, leg, abdomen and hands. Status reports on Emily Lyon1s condition, and information on where to send letters of support can be found on the Lyon1s Web page, http://www.net800.com/emily/.
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Media Resources: Reuters - February 5, 1998