A man who reportedly set his jacket on fire in front of the White House has been arrested and given medical treatment. The US president’s residence was placed on lock down.
It is not clear at this point as to why the man tried to burn himself. This is a developing story…
Lots of commotion outside the White House after a man reportedly set himself on fire @USATODAY
Witnesses here say the man was in a motorized wheelchair and set his jacket on fire. Authorities rushed in and used an extinguisher to put it out pic.twitter.com/7H6H1CS5zc
— Christal Hayes (@Journo_Christal) April 12, 2019
Lockdown at the White House after someone reportedly set himself on fire outside the WH gates. Media now being told to go back inside. pic.twitter.com/brWPY6sQ6Q
— Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) April 12, 2019