Man Tried To Light Himself On Fire Outside White House

Man Tried To Light Himself On Fire Outside White House

Man Tried To Light Himself On Fire Outside White House

- A man was injured after he lit his jacket on fire outside of the White House Friday afternoon, according to the Secret Service. Officers immediately responded, extinguished the fire and providing first aid.

The Secret Service says he was transported to a nearby hospital and that his injuries do not appear life-threatening.

"First aid is being rendered and there is no threat to the president".

The White House has been the scene of a number of security alerts over the past few years.


NBC News' Kelly O'Donnell posted a photo of lensmen standing atop ladders trying to snap pictures of the scene. He caused a commotion by lighting his jacket on fire before Secret Service agents stepped in and whisked him away.

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.

Most notably, in March 2017, a man climbed over a fence at the White House and was able to walk on the grounds for 16 minutes before being taken into custody.

"He is being treated for injuries. Officers quickly scrambled to clear pedestrians from Pennsylvania Ave, running & shouting at people to clear the area".

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