Accession Number: C.2014.473.3
Dimensions: 21 in X 14 in
Dimensions (Metric): 53.34 cm X 35.56 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Chris A. Harris
Laminated poster related to the February 26, 1993 bombing at the World Trade Center. The poster shows two police officers assisting a distressed woman as she evacuates from the World Trade Center. The photo was taken by Joe Tabacca of the Associated Press. The poster asks for information leading to the arrest of one of the terrorists, Ramzi Ahmed Yousef. Text on the poster reads:
"HELP US FIND THE MISSING TERRORIST, BEFORE HE FINDS MORE INNOCENT VICTIMS.
The terrorists who bombed the World Trade Center murdered six innocent people, injured over 1,000 others, and left terrified school children trapped for hours in an elevator. Several prime suspects have been tracked down and arrested. Indicted terrorist RAMZI AHMED YOUSEF remains at large. As long as YOUSEF is free, more innocent lives could be at risk.
The U.S. State Department is offering a reward of up to $2,000,000 for information leading to his arrest. If you have any information, please contact the police, the FBI, or call us at 1-800-HEROES-1. Overseas, contact the authorities or the nearest U.S. embassy."
The U.S. government launched a worldwide manhunt for Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, offering $2 million for information leading to his capture.
The U.S. Department of State created various posters offering a reward for information leading to his arrest. They distributed the posters worldwide. In 1995, information obtained in the search of Yousef’s apartment in Manila, Philippines, led to Pakistani and American law enforcement officers apprehending Yousef in Islamabad, Pakistan. He was extradited to the United States to stand trial.