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VIDEO: Man lights himself on fire outside White House, Secret Service on site

White House Washington D.C. (עברית/Wikimedia Commons)
May 29, 2019

This is a breaking story. Please check back for updates as more information becomes available.

An individual has set themselves on fire outside the White House — the second incident in less than two months.

Video shows an individual ablaze on the lawn before he is extinguished by law enforcement.

Photos show the man engulfed in flames.

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“At approximately 12:20 p.m. a man lit himself on fire on the Ellipse near 15th and Constitution Ave., Secret Service personnel are on scene assisting @NatlParkService and @usparkpolicepio in rendering first aid,” the U.S. Secret Service tweeted at 1:00 p.m. EST.

Few pictures on social media show a smokey scene with law enforcement present.

No details were made available about the suspect or their condition.

An identical situation happened last month when a man set his jacket on fire outside the White House, prompting Secret Service to respond and extinguish the flames, which had caused a significant amount of smoke.