WITN  | Greenville, NC  | News, Weather, Sports

Domestic Terrorist Caught 10 Years Ago In North Carolina Mountains

Ten years ago today, one of the largest federal manhunts ended in North Carolina with the arrest of Eric Rudolph.

Rudolph ended up pleading guilty to a series of attacks including the bombings of Atlanta's 1996 Olympic festivities, an abortion clinic and lesbian bar in the same city, and an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Alabama.

A rookie police officer in Murphy apprehended the fugitive behind a grocery store before dawn on May 31st, 2003. He was unarmed and did not resist arrest.

Authorities say they spent $24 million trying to catch the man who is now serving four consecutive life sentences.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 209653821