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Report: Saudi National Questioned As Witness, Not Suspect

Report: Saudi National Questioned As Witness, Not Suspect


Abdulrahman Ali Alharbi didn’t bomb the Boston Marathon, according to the New York Daily News. 

The 20-year-old Saudi man who has been seen as a “person of interest” to authorities in the Boston terror attack remains hospitalized with injuries from Monday’s blast. His involvement in the bombings are being boiled down to “being in the wrong place at the wrong time.” 

Investigators removed several bags from Alharbi’s home and questioned his roommate for five hours, but sources told the Daily News he is now merely being treated as a witness.  

Meanwhile, Fox News is confirming the identity of Alharbi and repeats that he is not a suspect:  

The source confirmed to that the person of interest is Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, a 20-year-old Saudi. His Facebook page identifies him as a current or former student at the New England School of English. He is believed to have entered the country on a student visa.

The source stressed that Alharbi is a person of interest, not a suspect, and said he suffered serious injuries in the explosion.

Meanwhile, Alharbi’s Facebook page is being combed over by reporters. It features an eclectic mix of pictures showing the Saudi student in various locales and poses including one of him jumping for joy in Disney World and holding a gold-plated hand gun.

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