The Centennial Olympic Park bombing was a domestic terrorist pipe bombing attack on Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia, on July 27, 1996, during the Summer Olympics. The blast directly killed one person and injured 111 others; another person later died of a heart attack.
Why did the 1996 Olympic bombing happen?
At age 29, Rudolph perpetrated the Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, which occurred on July 27, 1996, during the 1996 Summer Olympics. … Rudolph’s motive for the bombing, according to his April 13, 2005 statement, was political: In the summer of 1996, the world converged upon Atlanta for the Olympic Games.
Was there a bomb at the 1996 Olympics?
Centennial Park Bombing
Eric Rudolph left a backpack with three large pipe bombs filled with nails under a bench outside a production platform in Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Olympic games in downtown Atlanta. The blast killed one and injured 111 others.
How was Eric Rudolph caught?
Then, on May 31, 2003, after over five years as a fugitive, Rudolph was arrested by a rookie police officer who found him digging through a grocery store Dumpster in Murphy, North Carolina.
Did Eric Rudolph’s brother cut off his hand?
While his brother was the subject of a manhunt in 1998, Daniel Rudolph videotaped himself cutting off his hand as what he called a message to the media and the FBI. Doctors successfully reattached the hand.