29th May, 2019
A man has set himself on fire on the White House lawn, leading to adjoining streets being cordoned off by the police.
According to the US Secret Service, in a tweet, “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 National Park Service and US Park Police in rendering first aid.”
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.
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) May 29, 2019
Krisjan Berzins, tweeted: “According to my daughter…she just saw a person that was on fire running across the White House lawn. Police and rescue have responded. They’re closing all surrounding streets right now.”
Watch video here:
— Krisjan Berzins (@KrisjanBerzins) May 29, 2019