Mollie Halpern: One hundred sixty-eight people were killed in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City 20 years ago this week. Hundreds of others were injured.
The investigation into the bombing was among the largest and most complex in FBI history. Special Agent Barry Black was on the FBI-led OKBOMB Task Force.
Barry Black: It’s that kind of effort and that no stone unturned kind of theory that the Bureau can bring to a major case and bring it to a conclusion.
Halpern: The investigation led to Timothy McVeigh, a Gulf War Veteran who was an anti-government extremist. He had parked a truck loaded with explosives outside of the building. When it exploded, survivor Florence Roberts was sitting in her office.
Florence Roberts: I was able to push the rubble off myself and climb out on the ledge outside my window that had blown out.
Halpern: Timothy McVeigh was found guilty and executed in June of 2001. For more on this case, visit www.fbi.gov. I’m Mollie Halpern of the FBI with Gotcha, the Bureau’s closed case of the week.