By Aegnce France-Presse
A man set himself on fire near the White House on Wednesday, the Secret Service said, adding that the individual was receiving first aid at the scene.
(AFP/ MANILA BULLETIN)
The incident took place shortly after noon on the Ellipse -- south of the president's residence -- near 15th Street and Constitution Avenue, the Secret Service said on Twitter.
"Secret Service personnel are on scene assisting @NatlParkService and @usparkpolicepio in rendering first aid," it said, referring to park rangers and park police.
Last month, a man set his jacket on fire just outside the White House fence on Pennsylvania Avenue. That man suffered non-life-threatening injuries.