A MAN has set himself on fire in front of the White House in Washington DC.
The U.S. secret service tweeted this evening: 'At approximately 12:20 p.m. a man lit himself on fire on the Ellipse near 15th and Constitution Ave.
‘Secret Service personnel are on scene assisting @NatlParkService and @usparkpolicepio in rendering first aid.’
The streets around the White House have been cornered off by emergency services.
The man’s condition is not known however a spokesman for the Washington fire service said that he had been taken to hospital.
He told CNBC: ‘I can confirm that we’ve transported one patient with burns from the Ellipse and we’re now on the scene assisting law enforcement.’
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