Thursday, 22 August, 2019

A Man Has Set Himself On Fire Outside The White House

Secret Service responds after man lights himself on fire on White House Ellipse Secret Service responds after man lights himself on fire on White House Ellipse
Patty Aguilar | 29 May, 2019, 23:12

The U.S. Secret Service is investigating after a man lit himself on fire near the White House in Washington, D.C.

A DC Fire EMS spokesman told ABC News a burn victim had been transported to an area hospital as law enforcement continued to investigate the incident.

He was extinguished relatively quickly and the Secret Service said they were on scene assisting the National Park Service and the United States Park Police in rendering first aid.

On April 12, a man on a wheelchair-type scooter also set himself on fire near the White House, causing non-life threatening injuries.

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Many witnesses shared horrifying footage of the incident on Twitter.

She said: "The saddest thing I've ever seen. Please pray for their soul".

"According to my daughter...she just saw a person that was on fire running across the White House lawn".

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