BREAKING: Man Lit Himself On Fire Outside Of White House

A man riding a scooter reportedly lit himself on fire outside of the White House Friday afternoon with U.S. Secret Service arriving on scene.

The man, who has not yet been identified, was reportedly riding a scooter outside of the White House when he set his jacket on fire. Secret Service, the D.C. Fire Department and Medical Services all responded. The fire was reportedly put out by the Secret Service, who then discovered a suspicious package near him.

U.S. Secret Service

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ALERT: Secret Service personnel are responding to a police/medical incident on Pennsylvania Ave. along the @WhiteHouse North Fence Line.

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U.S. Secret Service

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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.

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Greta Wall

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Secret Service has apprehended a man who attempted to light himself on fire outside the White House. The man reportedly lit his jacket on fire before being arrested. He is being treated for injuries, no threat determined against the President.

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Stephanie Hamill

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Report: Man Lights himself on fire in front of the White House …

That’ll show Trump ….

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Steven Nelson

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White House scene just before Secret Service forced reporters indoors

Some journalists have photos of the individual who caught fire, but I do not

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The man has reportedly been taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.


(This is a breaking story and will be updated as more information is available.)