WARNING: Graphic video
WASHINGTON — A man lit himself on fire outside the White House Wednesday, the Secret Service confirms.
Video circulating online shows a man fully engulfed in flames on the lawn.
— Krisjan Berzins (@KrisjanBerzins) May 29, 2019
The Secret Service confirmed via Twitter that the man set himself alight on The Ellipse, a park just south of the White House fence, shortly after noon local time.
Officials provided first aid, but there was no immediate update on if the man survived.
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