Vietnam veteran and right-wing militia figure James "Bo" Gritz has ended his weeklong search for abortion clinic bombing suspect Eric Robert Rudolph, saying he did not believe Rudolph would surrender.
Gritz, who offered Rudolph one week to give up peacefully and avoid a potentially bloody confrontation with armed FBI agents, broke his paramilitary camp in the western North Carolina mountains, where Rudolph is believed hiding.
"He is not, I don't believe, going to voluntarily come out," Gritz said at a news conference after ending the search.
Rudolph faces charges stemming from the Jan. 29 bombing of an Alabama abortion clinic that killed an off-duty policeman and critically injured a clinic nurse.
He also is wanted for questioning about three similar Atlanta-area blasts, including the July 1996 bombing of Olympic Centennial Park that killed a Georgia woman.
The FBI has offered a $1 million reward for information leading to Rudolph's capture, but has been keeping a low profile in Andrews since Gritz arrived last weekend.