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Agents search home of material witness in Birmingham bombing

Eric Robert Rudolph
Eric Robert Rudolph
February 4, 1998
Web posted at: 11:16 p.m. EST (0416 GMT)

MARBLE, North Carolina (CNN) -- Federal agents Wednesday searched a mobile home that was the last known address of a man being sought as a material witness to a fatal bombing last week at a Birmingham, Alabama, clinic where abortions are performed.

Eric Robert Rudolph, 31, remains at large. His truck -- a 1989 Nissan gray pickup with North Carolina license plate number KND 1117 and a white camper shell -- was seen near the clinic after the bombing and also was seen parked outside his mother's home in Tampa, Florida, some time later, investigators told CNN.

Sources said agents searched a storage locker near Rudolph's home on Monday as part of the probe of the bombing that killed an off-duty policeman and badly wounded a nurse.

A task force of more than 100 federal agents is canvassing neighborhoods near the Birmingham clinic. Agents plan to stop traffic around the clinic on Thursday morning to ask motorists if they were in the area and if they saw anything at the time of the bombing last Thursday.

A law enforcement source in Birmingham told CNN more than one witness reported seeing "a suspicious looking man" near the clinic after the explosion.

The New Woman All Women Health Care clinic plans to resume treating patients on Thursday, just one week after the attack.


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