|BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Federal agents issued an arrest warrant February 14 for a North Carolina man whose truck was spotted near the scene of a fatal women’s clinic bombing in Alabama in late January.
U.S. Attorney Doug Jones said Eric Robert Rudolph was charged with using an explosive device. An off-duty police officer was killed and a nurse critically injured in the Jan. 29 explosion at the New Woman All Women Health Care center in Birmingham, Alabama.
Authorities also announced a $100,000 reward for information leading to the bomber’s arrest and conviction.
A shadowy group calling itself the Army of God claimed responsibility for the clinic bombing in a letter delivered to media organizations four days after the blast.
His truck was found mired in mud in mid-February by hunters three kilometers from Rudolph’s mobile home near Murphy, North Carolina, about 400 km northeast of Birmingham.
FBI agent James Cavanaugh, who heads the probe, and other law enforcement officials urged Rudolph to turn himself in.
Violence by extremists in the name of the ”Army of God” dates back to 1982, when an Edwardsville, Illinois doctor and his wife were held for ransom by a man later convicted of three abortion clinic bombings, the civil rights group said.
When asked whether agents believe Rudolph acted alone in the bombing, Cavanaugh said, “We’ve cast a wide net. I think it’s too early to tell.”
– via Pro-Life E-News Canada