Authorities identify person of interest as a PAKISTANI (MUSLIM) man in Times Square bomb attempt

Gee, what a surprise – a Muslim Terrorist. Who’da thunk it?

Federal authorities are closing in on the man they say is a person of interest in the Times Square car bomb attempt this weekend, who is described as a naturalized American citizen who hails from Pakistan and just returned after spending five months there.

There is growing evidence the bomber did not act alone and had ties to radical elements overseas, with one senior official telling ABC News there are several individuals believed to be connected with the bombing and that at least one of them is a Pakistani-American. READ MORE: ABC NEWS

The last registered owner of the 1993 Nissan Pathfinder – found in Times Square Saturday night –  told authorities he recently sold the vehicle to a “Middle Eastern” looking man for $1,300 cash in $100 bills on Craigslist.

Authorities interviewed the Pathfinder’s registered owner Sunday night, but say he is not a suspect in the case.

The vehicle identification number on the Pathfinder had been removed from the dashboard, but it was stamped on the engine and axle. Its license plates came from a car found in a Connecticut repair shop.

In addition to this lead, police are also trying to track down a man seen on a surveillance tape released by NYPD earlier this morning, which shows a man in his 40s in Shubert Alley near Times Square removing a dark colored shirt to reveal a red shirt underneath and looking around “furtively.” CBS NEWS