bomb inside a truck, parked outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, explodes
at 9:02 am, killing 168 and injuring hundreds.
arrest Timothy McVeigh soon afterwards as he was driving a car without license
plates and was carrying a concealed gun. It was discovered, much later, that he
matched a description of the man seen driving the Ryder truck which exploded.
excellent piece of police work managed to quell rumors, early on, that Arabs had
McVeigh had links to right-wing groups and harbored resentment to the government's
handling of David Koresh's
Branch Davidian siege in Waco which ended on this day in 1993.
was executed 11 June 2001.