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6.3.03

Rudolph Survival

Agents browsing through woods in western North Carolina mountains. Agents browsing through woods in western North Carolina mountains.
Agents looking at camps in North Carolina mountains. Agents looking at camps in North Carolina mountains.

Some people thought he was dead, others thought he had moved on. But the truth is, bombing suspect Eric Rudolph survived five years in the wild by living off the land. Rudolph was finally captured Saturday in North Carolina.

He told his jailers he survived in the North Carolina mountains by hunting wild game with a 22-caliber rifle. He says he killed at least 22 turkey, a deer and even a bear. Rudolph also showed police two of the camping spots where he hid out.

Rudolph was on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's ten most-wanted list for five years, suspected of four bombings including the high-profile explosion at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

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