Photo Of Mystery Man On Roof During Boston Bombings Causes Stir On Twitter


A photo of an unidentified person standing on the rooftop of a Boston building during the Boston Marathon bombings sparked curiosity on Twitter on Monday, as Americans rushed to social media to try and make sense of the tragedy as it unfolded.

College student Dan Lampariello took the photo after the two explosions that rocked the Boston Marathon. Lampariello was about 200 feet from the finish line when the second explosion went off and the ground shook beneath him, he told ABC News.

In the photo, fire and a cloud of smoke can be seen near the finish line where the second bomb went off. In the upper lefthand side of the photo, a man can be seen atop a building nearby the explosion, Yahoo!’s The Lookout notes.

This individual has not been identified and there is no indication that he had anything to do with the incident but the speed with which his image circulated shows just how powerful Twitter is proving to be in the aftermath of the horrifying events in Boston.

The image circulated on Twitter and began trending with the phrase “Boston Marathon roof.” Conspiracy theorists wondered why the person did not seem to react to the chaos going on below him.

Talk of the mysterious man on the roof later reached the Boston Police Departmentand authorities are now reportedly investigating the photo, according to Yahoo! News.

Following Monday’s tragedy, the Boston Police Department used social media to solicit tips from witnesses who might have useful information on the case and to try to assist victims and their families.