UPDATE: Saudi National Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi is NO LONGER a ‘person of interest’

***UPDATE: Ali Alharbi is no longer a ‘person of interest’ and is now only categorized as a witness. In other words, he didn’t do it:

NY DAILY NEWS – He didn’t do it.

The Saudi national questioned in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon terror blasts that killed three is considered a witness rather than a suspect, sources told the Daily News on Tuesday.

Abdulrahman Ali Alharbi, 22, remained hospitalized in Boston as investigators searched every inch of his Revere, Mass., apartment and grilled his roommate.

But it turns out the student was apparently in the wrong place at the wrong time when two bombs exploded Monday afternoon near the finish line of the event that draws runners from around the globe.

—PHOTOS HAVE BEEN DELETED—

UPDATE: Roommate of Ali Alharbi defends him to the New York Post:

A roommate of the man questioned in connection to yesterday’s Boston Marathon bombing described the Saudi national as “a good boy,” incapable of such a monstrous attack.

Investigators early last night converged on a fifth-floor apartment where the potential suspect lives with two roommates.

Mohammed Badawood, 20, described the potential suspect as “quiet and clean” and said he last saw him two days ago. Badawood told The Post he moved into the apartment about five months ago.

“He’s a good boy,” Badawood said of the potential suspect today. “I think he couldn’t do that.”

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  • badbadlibs

    I’ve been watching the news all morning, on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX and local news. Have I missed this story being broadcasted?

    • njmom

      badbadlibs It’s at the same place Benghazi is somewhere deep in the recesses of the newsroom not to be known until the administration’s agenda is put forth so they can toe the line.

      • badbadlibs

        njmom Sounds right. *sigh*

      • RocklinConservative

        njmom badbadlibs “What difference does it make?”

  • stage9

    This dude didn’t do it.

    • stage9 How do you know? I haven’t heard any determination on that.

      • stage9

        therightscoop stage9 The eyes.

        • stage9 therightscoop C’mon….seriously?

        • stage9

          therightscoop stage9 Yes, I am. There is something you can tell in a person’s eyes when they’re a murderer. There is this darkness and evil that permeates their entire visage.
          http://www.nyutusc.com/article_images/suspects-could-be-arraigned-soon.jpg

        • badbadlibs

          stage9 Have you ever noticed the look in Obama’s eyes? Very scary, imo.

        • stage9

          badbadlibs stage9 They say the eyes are the “window to the soul”. That isn’t just a catchy metaphor. There’s a lot of truth to it.

          Loughner
          http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/110928060046-jared-loughner-cnn-story-top.jpg
          James Holmes
          http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Yv-KzAzJx2A/UB_Z-pOCZxI/AAAAAAAAFZI/wtUf4L6PyOs/s1600/colorado-shooter-james-holmes.jpg
          Adam Lanza
          http://blu.stb.s-msn.com/i/25/3BF1492C7893AC53DD5F7DEBC62CF_h316_w628_m5_cEnJpqMow.jpg
          I don’t know the date of those pics is, but unless he was radicalized after these pics were taken….I have doubts.
          There is always that hint of “crazy” int he eyes.
          Again, if I’m wrong, you guys can call me to the carpet on it. Just so long as the perpetrator gets caught.

        • patriot077

          stage9 therightscoop Good points, but who can say what might have caused him to change his outlook if indeed he was just a happy go lucky kid in these photos? The most clever operatives are able to project non-threatening personas.
          I’m waiting to hear the facts that come out of the investigation of any persons of interest.

        • stage9

          patriot077 stage9 therightscoop Maybe. See my post above.

        • Watchman74

          stage9 therightscoop I’m sure Hitler looked liked an average kid growing up too, but things change. Not saying this kid did it, but it wouldn’t be the first time a moderate Muslim became radicalized. Just sayin.

        • stage9

          Watchman74 stage9 therightscoop I agree. But based on these photos, I don’t see it in the eyes or the behavior. These may be several years old, and I may be crazy. I don’t know. I’m certainly not a profiler. I just hope they catch WHOEVER it was.

        • SheerPolitics

          stage9 therightscoop Dead eyes…also known as a “flat affect” is common in killers–they no longer have a soul or any empathy for other humans.

        • stage9 therightscoop  
          Turns out stage9 was right!

  • PrinceofPeace

    He’s a ‘person of interest’ so they can interrogate him. If they call him a suspect, Bam Bam and Holder will offer him Miranda rights.

  • njmom

    Let’s get the real perps and not guess. He may or may not be involved.

    • njmom He’s a person of interest. No one said he did it yet.

    • PrinceofPeace

      Agreed, njmom. All the photos I’ve seen of terrorists, they mostly look angry. This kid looks like any otherwise “happy” young person. Although I know looks can be deceiving. Bam Bam is a great case in point…

      • JimLand

        PrinceofPeace That is my thought as well.

      • badbadlibs

        PrinceofPeace “Bam bam” looks more terrifying to me then most anyone on the National front.
        Seriously, his eyes speak volumes, imo.

      • RocklinConservative

        PrinceofPeace Just because he may be planning an evil intent doesn’t mean he can’t go out and have a good time with friends.  He doesn’t necessarily have to show anger 24/7.  An evil person believes in his cause and what he is doing is necessary.  Who knows, he may even be having a good time planning the killing of innocents.

  • Duane Hardy

    If Obama has a son he would look just like this….

  • Duane Hardy

    If he was a white man they would have already executed him.

    • Longiron

      Only if he was not a lib, dem or RINO

    • SheerPolitics

      Duane Hardy And try to link him to the tea party!

    • Leel004

      Duane Hardy If he were white, it would have been called a racist act against black runners, and because obama is black.  Several ‘yikes’ like MSNBC, and CNN, Axelrod & B.Frank are trying VERY HARD to link this to white tea party type.  And thank God for social media getting the info out quick.  And thank God for those who stepped up to the plate to help the injured.

      • Duane Hardy

        Leel004 Duane Hardy You are exactly right Leel004…They are trying to pin this on White Radical Right Wingers…LOL if they even exist…in their eyes anyone that loves America and believes in God is a right wing radical..

  • MforestB

    Random blog commenters have the sense to not wildly speculate for the purpose of smearing political opponents, but the entire lineup of “journalists” at MSDNC can’t exercise one scrap of self-control. It’s pitiful. It might help a little if Chris Matthews stopped drinking, but that only goes so far.

  • JimLand

    Call me cynical, but it seems strange that a radical that hates America would be jumping for joy outside of the Disney Palace.

    • badbadlibs

      JimLand The murderers of 9/11 visited strip bars in Vegas….I don’t think the places they frequent means anything, other then their last hurrahs

    • JimLand Remember they are undercover terrorists.  The mouthy ones are probably full of it and get caught quickly, the quiet ones we don’t know or hear about until they move.

    • Leel004

      JimLand after 9/11, we saw the clean cut moslems also enjoying American life.

    • PhillyCon

      JimLand It says in their manual to blend in and look clean cut.  Terrorists don’t make themselves obvious.  That’s why you hear “He was such a good, quiet person who wouldn’t hurt anyone.”
      And yet, shockingly, they wanted to hurt and kill people.

  • If this guy did it, the next photo I want to see of him is in front of a Marine firing squad!

    • Longiron

      Only way that will happen if they can spin this to a American, TP conservative.

    • stage9

      WolfieUSA I agree. If he did it, then by all means prosecute him to the full extent of the law. 
      But I remember after each of the three cases involving recent mass shootings, there were acquaintances who immediately came out of the wood work claiming the shooters were a little “strange” in their behavior. They acted peculiar. They were loners. They had behavioral signs. 
      We haven’t heard any of that yet. We still may, but it’s bizarre that we haven’t. None of the typical signs are playing out here. Maybe someone else has news of this.

      • SheerPolitics

        stage9 WolfieUSA That’s usually different from the case of bombers. IMHO. I don’t think this was a loner–I think there likely 3 to be able to place the bombs.

    • Leel004

      WolfieUSA …..won’t happen, I am sure CAIR is in the process of diplomatic immunity.
      also predicting b.o.’s response…..”ah….ok”

  • Matt2Matt

    “Quiet and clean” sounds like Joe Biden’s description of Obama…

  • stage9

    Speak of the devil….
    Roommate calls Saudi national ‘quiet and clean;’ number of injuries rises to over 170
    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/roommate_calls_saudi_national_quiet_vKFFJMC0WCaQmAofxNDHmO

  • JoelDick

    Yeah, maybe by Mohammad’s definition he is a good boy. Doing his Muslim duty.
    Clean too – he wipes his ass according to Sharia law.

    • whatthecrazy

      JoelDick  true

  • poljunke Their boy friend probably.

    • Duane Hardy

      WolfieUSA poljunke  LOL

  • SheerPolitics

    I do have a high expectation that they will be able to find these killers (I think there HAS to be more than one here). There’s a lot of footage, but I think the will find footage of the killer dropping off the bomb (now said to be in black duffel bags). They did two bomb sweeps. One in the morning and one about an hour before the first runners came across the finish line. So there’s a likely window of time.

  • SheerPolitics

    I find it interesting that this person was burned, but there’s no mention of him being wounded by the shrapnel. I am wondering if he got burned by a chemical used in the bomb making, not the explosion itself

  • Hardhatters
    • stage9

      Hardhatters Unfortunately if that was a sign of guilt most of America would be guilty. There would have to be more than that.

  • wtd

    Notice the Disney castle photo has no other individuals visible anywhere near the most iconic photo spot in Disney?  Have any of you EVER had the opportunity to use the entire castle platform to yourselves for a photo at the Magic Kingdom?  I find it incredibly odd that this potential murderer had access to the Disney theme park without other visitors present.

    • Hardhatters

      wtd Must have been working the Small World ride

  • SheerPolitics

    Breaking: Person of interest HAS been ruled out.

  • chatterbox365

    And to think taxpayers have to pay for this sh*tbag’s medical care.

  • wtd

    Interesting that the most innocuous of photos are provided from that facebook album.   These provide a different perspective:
    http://tinyurl.com/cxx6cmr image of young Saudi w/handgun
    http://tinyurl.com/d3g4zqv & http://tinyurl.com/bqy6slz & http://tinyurl.com/bslgxle are self explanatory.

  • MiltonBassHayek

    I just never understand why all photos aren’t released. Why is it the one’s that show them innocently enjoying life? wtd has three that the media haven’t released.

    • MiltonBassHayek 
      Think Travon Martin or whatever he was called…  Skittles Boy…  Media manipulation… Same s#!t different day.

      • MiltonBassHayek

        WolfieUSA MiltonBassHayek That’s exactly what I was thinking.

  • GrizzledGringo

    Person of interest? Despite the fact dailymail UK has a picture of cops bringing a roll of detonation cord out of His apartment.

  • joyfulgiver

    Where was “good boy” for two days? Didn’t the guy on the roof have a black hoodie on? Looks like it’s the only jacket this kid owns.  Hmmm.  I know, I know, this is America where we are innocent until proven guilty, just saying!

  • MrLTavern

    “He didn’t do it” yeah what are you people smoking?  So I suppose the hospital he was being treated was under lock down with armed guards and swat outside with AK47s because he had nothing to do with it.  I guess FBI agents carried out all those bags from his apartment and those bags are filled with his clothes.  Maybe this kid is the son or relative of the same people who sent Obama to Harvard.

  • marthachandler

    The Zero administration already cleared him?

    • 57thunderbird

      marthachandler It’s a lie!

  • 57thunderbird

    Don’t believe it.Be very cautious about what the SRM is telling you.Remember they are carrying Barry’s water for him.

  • Minnalousha

    The people he probably murdered are only common trash like you and me. Why should a high-born SN have to be inconvenienced in any way?

  • Minnalousha

    The Elite protect their own.
    Until they can’t.
    For some reason….