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Thursday, 30 May 2019

[Video] Man Sets Self Ablaze Near Presidential Villa

A yet to be identified man is 



currently receiving first aid 


treatment after setting 



himself 


ablaze at the 


Presidential Villa (White 



House) in 




Washington DC, United 




States.


The ugly incident occurred 



on 


Wednesday, 


May 29 at the south of the 


president’s residence — near 


15th Street and Constitution 


Avenue, the Secret Service 




said 


on Twitter.

Secret Service personnel are 


on 

scene assisting 



@NatlParkService and 



@usparkpolicepio in 




rendering 



first aid,”it said, referring to 




park 


rangers and park police.


Similarly, a spokesman to 


White 


House said: “I can confirm 



that 


we’ve transported one 


patient 


with burns from the Ellipse 


and 


we’re now on the scene 


assisting 


law enforcement”.


Giving more account of the 


incident, an eyewitness who 


was 


visiting the National Mall 


with 



two of her cousins from 



Bolivia 


said: “we saw this man” on 


the 


Ellipse and “he starts 


running, 


and then we saw him 




covered in 



flames.”



“He started to walk” and 


then 


“cops started coming to the 




area 


and he collapsed. The fire 



then 


was extinguished”, she said.


“Everybody was in shock. “I 


was 


in shock,” the eyewitness 




added.


It was learned that over 70 



officers swarmed the area to 


ensure there was no other 


casualty, with tourists and 


visitors around the vicinity 


observing the scene.


Watch the video below… 


(WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO)







Meanwhile, this 

platform understands that 


the 

development is coming just 


month after one man set 


himself 


ablaze near the White House.

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