Wednesday, October 14, 1998 Published at 20:53 GMT 21:53 UK
Fugitive charged with Atlanta bombing
The bomber got through tight security at the Atlanta Olympics
One of the United States' 10 most wanted fugitives, Eric Robert Rudolph, has been charged in his absence with bombing the site of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
"Eric Rudolph is on the run. Hundreds of agents are on his trail. They have spent thousands of hours pursuing leads, interviewing witnesses and tracing the components of each of the bombs," she said.
"Without their efforts, these charges would not have been possible."
Investigators have now pieced together a technical and circumstantial case linking Mr Rudolph to the bombing.
Mr Rudolph is also wanted by the FBI in connection with three other bombings.
He has already been charged in connection with the bombing of an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Alabama, in January1998, in which a police officer was killed and a nurse critically wounded.
Investigators are offering a $1m reward for his arrest.
It will also finally vindicate the reputation of Richard Jewell, the security guard who was on the scene of the Atlanta bomb and raised the alarm.
The FBI and much of the media first suspected the guard of having planted the device, but he was later cleared of any involvement.