Mystery Man On Roof After Boston Bombing Described As ‘Chilling’

As the Boston bombings are investigated, shots of a mystery man on a roof in the city at the time of the bombings have been circulating on the web and Twitter in particular — and many wonder if the shadowy figure was connected with the attack.

Overnight, the image of the mystery man on the roof became the subject of press speculation as well and even part of already emerging conspiracy theories about the Boston attacks.

Little information that sheds any light on the motive or responsible groups or persons connected with the Boston bombing has emerged.

As such, scene photos such as the one involving the mystery man on a roof in Boston remain some of the small amount we know so far about the scene at the Marathon Monday.

The image in which the mystery man on a roof appears to circle back to was tweeted by @Boston_to_a_T, who in turn credits photographer Dan Lampariello for the image.

It’s certainly clear how, in light of the attacks, the pic is a bit off-putting.

The original tweet, which seems to have sparked off the interest in the mystery man, was sent last night:

Police in Boston have been actively culling social media evidence such as the photo of the mystery man on a roof in Boston after the attacks, even using Twitter to solicit tips from those who may have images or footage from before or after the Marathon bombings this morning:

So far, no official statements have been made about the mystery man on a Boston roof — and for city dwellers, the image does not seem all that suspicious or odd.

Some Twitter users have posited a theory about the mystery man on a roof with which we tend to agree:

Here in New York, it is increasingly common for those with any sort of rooftop access to bypass giant crowds and instead view and event from the roof, and we imagine fellow metro-area residents would assume a man on a roof would be simply viewing the event rather than up to anything sinister.

Do you believe the mystery man on a roof lead will amount to anything?