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  • Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 27, 1996

    Richard Jewell

    The "Town Square" of the Olympics

    Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 27, 1996

    Centennial Olympic Park was designed as the "town square" of the Olympics, and thousands of spectators had gathered for a late concert and merrymaking. Sometime after midnight, July 27, 1996, Eric Robert Rudolph, a terrorist who would later bomb a lesbian nightclub and two abortion clinics, planted a green backpack containing a fragmentation-laden pipe bomb underneath a bench. Jewell was working as a security guard for the event.




  • Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 27, 1996

    Richard Jewell

    A Bag

    Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 27, 1996

    On July 27, 1996, He discovered the bag and alerted Georgia Bureau of Investigation officers. This discovery was nine minutes before Rudolph called 9-1-1 to deliver a warning.




  • Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 27, 1996

    Richard Jewell

    Clearing the Immediate Area

    Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 27, 1996

    On July 27, 1996, Jewell and other security guards began clearing the immediate area so that a bomb squad could investigate the suspicious package.




  • Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 27, 1996

    Richard Jewell

    Bombing

    Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 27, 1996

    On July 27, 1996, The bomb exploded 13 minutes later, killing Alice Hawthorne and injuring over one hundred others. A cameraman also died of a heart attack while running to cover the incident.




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