Update: Arnav Gupta, of Bethesda, Md, the person Identified as the man who set himself on fire has died. Gupta, 33 was reported missing by Montgomery County, MD Police hours before the fire incident.

Original Story

An unidentified man set himself on fire at a park near the White House on Wednesday afternoon.  He possibly had on a protective suit during the incident that you can see above.

Authorities surrounded the man and used fire extinguishers and immediately took the man into custody and the hospital. No one else was injured in the incident. The Secret Service is aware of the matter. No word on if they are investigating the event.

No word on the man’s current condition.

Source | TMZ

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