Tuesday marks 25 years since Centennial Olympic Park bombing
ATLANTA (WALB) - Tuesday marks the 25th anniversary of a tragic event here in Georgia.
In 1996, a pipe bomb loaded with nails exploded during the Olympic games in Atlanta.
The explosion occurred during a free concert in Centennial Olympic Park, with at least 50,000 people in attendance.
It killed two people, including Albany native Alice Hawthorne, and injured more than 100 others.
Within a few days, security guard Richard Jewell was identified as a suspect, but he was fully cleared in October.
Another bombing in Atlanta and one in Alabama created evidence to tie the attacks to Eric Rudolph.
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