Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The Centennial Olympic Park Bombing

On July 27, 1996, Eric Rudolph, a handsome, mysterious, and very dangerous serial bomber, detonated a 40-pound pipe bomb, the largest in U.S. history, at the Atlanta Summer Games, killing two and injuring 111.

Today in Crime History: Birmingham Abortion Clinic Explodes

On January 29, 1998, an explosion tore through an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Alabama. Serial bomber Eric Rudolph later confessed to the crime, which killed two and critically injured one. Rudolph was also responsible for the Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, as well as a series of other bombings across the United States, all in the name of his anti-gay, anti-abortion agenda.

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