A man set himself on fire just south of the White House on Wednesday afternoon and was rushed to a hospital for treatment, according to the Secret Service.
It occurred about 12:20 p.m. on the White House Ellipse, a park south of the presidential residence.
Vito Maggiolo, a spokesman for the District of Columbia Fire Department, confirmed that a burn victim was transported. He said he was unable to provide the man’s condition.
The Secret Service made the announcement on Twitter. No other information was immediately provided.
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