A Man Lit Himself On Fire In The Middle Of The National Mall

The reason for the self-immolation was not known and the man’s identity was not disclosed by officials. He is said to be in critical condition at a Washington hospital.

1. Updated Oct. 5, 11:50 a.m.: The man has since died from his injuries, the AP is reporting.

3. Flames could be seen from across the Mall.

Katy Scheflen / AP

13. Police investigated the gas canister used in the fire.


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