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North Carolina / Rudolph Capture / The Bombing Victims #729741

NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 31, 2003
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) The capture in North Carolina of the FBI's most wanted Eric Rudolph, who is charged with a string of bombings through 1998, featured; scenes shown of the shopping center where Rudolph Was found & of the bombings at Atlanta's Olympic Park, an abortion clinic & a gay nightclub & a Birmingham, Alabama, abortion clinic; details given of the massive manhunt in the national forest starting in 1998. [FBI special agent in charge Chris SWECKER†- comments on Rudolph.] [FBI assistant special agent Victor O'KORN†- says we will look for Rudolph associates.] [Retired ATF official Jack KILLORIN†- says now we can bring Rudolph to trial.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Murphy: Don Teague) The capture of Rudolph in Murphy, North Carolina, by a rookie policeman reviewed. [Murphy police officer Jeff POSTELL†- describes what happened when he came upon Rudolph.] [SWECKER - says the capture is a huge relief.] [Retired Cherokee Count Sheriff Jack THOMSPON†- comments on the capture.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Jim Cummins) The reaction of Rudolph's victims to his capture featured; scenes shown from Atlanta's Olympic Park in 1996 & now, the Atlanta abortion clinic & gay nightclub & the Birmingham abortion clinic. [Bombing victim's Alice Hawthorne's husband John HAWTHORNE††, former FBI agent Mike RIZIK‡, victim nurse Emily LYONS††, park VISITOR - comment of Rudolph & the bombings.]

Seigenthaler, John;
Williams, Pete;
Teague, Don;
Cummins, Jim

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