February 5, 1998 in Nation/World

Fbi Warns People To Stay Away From Bombing Witness

Jay Reeves Associated Press
 

The FBI warned people to stay away from a man wanted for questioning in last week’s fatal bombing of an abortion clinic.

While Eric Robert Rudolph, 31, is being called a “material witness” - not a suspect - in the blast at the New Woman All Women clinic, no one but law enforcement officers should approach him, said FBI spokesman Craig Dahle.

The FBI, in a warning issued late Tuesday about Rudolph, cited the “violence associated with this crime.”

A warrant is out for Rudolph’s arrest.

After the bombing, which killed an off-duty police officer and seriously wounded a nurse, witnesses reported seeing a 1989 gray Nissan pickup truck with a North Carolina license plate registered to Rudolph.

A letter purportedly from the Army of God, a name associated over the years with radical anti-abortion activities, claimed responsibility for the bombing.


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