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5.31.03

Birmingham victim speaks out after Rudolph's arrest

Lyons being transported on stretcher after 1998 explosion in Birmingham. Lyons being transported on stretcher after 1998 explosion in Birmingham.
Lyons in hospital after suffering multiple injuries from explosion at clinic in Birmingham. Lyons in hospital after suffering multiple injuries from explosion at clinic in Birmingham.

"I know he can't hurt anyone else now."

Those are the words of Emily Lyons, who was blinded in one eye and riddled with shrapnel in an attack on a women's clinic in Birmingham, Alabama, five years ago. A police officer was killed.

Now the suspect is in custody. Eric Rudolph has been arrested in the mountains of North Carolina. He is also suspected of the 1996 Olympics bombing in Atlanta, which killed one person and wounded 111 more. Rudolph is also charged with bombing a gay nightclub in Atlanta and an office building north of Atlanta.

Lyons, the clinic nurse, has had 20 operations and still has nails in her legs from the bomb. She says, "You don't have to go to the Middle East to find terrorists. Rudolph is one of them."

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