A man lit himself on fire outside of the White House Friday afternoon, according to the U.S. Secret Service.
UPDATE: A male subject operating an electronic wheelchair-type scooter lit his outer jacket on fire while sitting along Pennsylvania Ave. outside the North Fence Line. Uniformed Division Officers immediately responded, extinguished the fire and rendered first aid.
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) April 12, 2019
Secret Service agents closed Pennsylvania Avenue to pedestrian traffic while uniformed officers doused the flames and rendered first aid.
The man was then transported to a local hospital where he is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
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