Man sets self on fire near White House: official

Published May 30, 2019, 9:25 AM

by Patrick Garcia

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)
(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.

 
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