Published June 02, 2003
| Associated Press
Key dates in the hunt for Eric Rudolph:
July 27, 1996 -- Bombing of Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park (search) kills a woman and injures 111 other people.
Jan. 16, 1997 -- Two bombs explode at an office building in the Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs, injuring six. An abortion clinic in the building is believed to be the target.
Feb. 21, 1997 -- Nail-laden device explodes at the Otherside Lounge (search), a gay and lesbian nightclub in Atlanta. Five people are injured.
Jan. 29, 1998 -- Explosion kills a policeman and maims a nurse at an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Ala.
Jan. 30, 1998 -- Rudolph stocks up on supplies in North Carolina and vanishes.
Feb. 14, 1998 -- Rudolph is charged in the Alabama abortion clinic bombing.
March 17, 1998 -- Task force investigating the Birmingham bombing is formally merged with a task force investigating the three bombings in Atlanta.
May 5, 1998 -- The FBI (search) adds Rudolph to its 10 Most Wanted list and offers a $1 million reward.
July 1998 -- Health food store owner in North Carolina tells authorities Rudolph took six months' worth of food and supplies and a pickup truck from his home, leaving five $100 bills as payment.
Oct. 14, 1998 -- Rudolph is charged with the Olympic bombing and the two other attacks in the Atlanta area.
May 31, 2003 -- After more than five years on the run, Rudolph is captured when police spot him near a trash bin in Murphy, N.C., apparently scavenging for food.
June 2, 2003 -- Authorities announce Rudolph is to be tried first in Birmingham. Rudolph makes initial court appearance in Asheville, N.C., and is then flown to Birmingham.