Secret Service Says Man Set Himself On Fire Near The White House
By Bill Galluccio
April 12, 2019
The North Lawn of the White House was locked down after a man set himself on fire. The Secret Service says the man was near the North Fence Line in "an electronic wheelchair-type scooter" when he lit his jacket on fire.
Uniformed Division Officers rushed over to the man and put out the flames. They administered first aid and rushed him to a nearby hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. They also found a suspicious package near the man and closed Pennsylvania Avenue to pedestrians while they canvassed the area.
Officials have not identified the man or explained why he decided to set himself on fire.
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