[Video:] Man Lights Himself On Fire Outside of White House

Friday afternoon man set himself on fire along Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House according to U.S. Secret Service.

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“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,” the agency’s Twitter account said. “Uniformed Division Officers immediately responded, extinguished the fire and rendered first aid.”

The White House was immediately put on lockdown. According to fox News, Secret Service agents reportedly cleared the North Lawn, and were canvassing the area for any additional devices that might have been brought to the area. Officials also shut down Pennsylvania Avenue to pedestrian traffic, while additional nearby streets were closed to vehicles.

According to NBC 4,  a suspicious package was found near the man.


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