Man Lights Himself On Fire Near White House

By  //  May 29, 2019

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(FOX NEWS) – A man lit himself on fire in a park outside the White House on Wednesday, prompting a large emergency response, officials said.

The Secret Service tweeted the incident happened around 12:20 p.m. on The Ellipse, near 15th Street and Constitution Avenue south of the White House.

“At approximately 12:20 p.m. a man lit himself on fire on the Ellipse near 15th and Constitution Ave., Secret Service personnel are on scene assisting @NatlParkService and @usparkpolicepio in rendering first aid,” the agency wrote.

A man who said his daughter witnessed the incident said the person had been running through the park before setting himself ablaze.

“Police and rescue have responded,” Krisjan Berzins tweeted. “They’re closing all surrounding streets right now.”

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