Man lights himself on fire near the White House
A man lit himself on fire Wednesday afternoon near the White House, according to the Secret Service.
The incident took place about 12:20 p.m. on the Ellipse in downtown Washington — sometimes referred to as part of the “President’s Park” — near 15th Street NW and Constitution Avenue.
A tweet posted by the Secret Service’s account said personnel are assisting officials from the National Park Service and the U.S. Park Police in getting the man first aid. No other information was immediately provided.