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    Man reportedly tries to set himself on fire outside White House

    Man reportedly tries to set himself on fire outside White House

    Man reportedly tries to set himself on fire outside White House | TheHillThe Secret Service said Friday it was responding to a “police/medical incident” after a man reportedly attempted to light himself on fire outside the White House.
    ALERT: Secret Service personnel are responding to a police/medical incident on Pennsylvania Ave. along the @WhiteHouse North Fence Line.
    — U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) April 12, 2019
    Four uniformed Secret Service officers were seen apprehending the suspect and carrying him face-down out of Lafayette Square, which is across the street from the executive mansion.

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    This story is just breaking but apparently a man in a scooter intentionally set his coat on fire. Security took him away from the White House North lawn grounds and moved him to Lafayette St. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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    Re: Man reportedly tries to set himself on fire outside White House

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    Man reportedly tries to set himself on fire outside White House

    Man reportedly tries to set himself on fire outside White House | TheHillThe Secret Service said Friday it was responding to a “police/medical incident” after a man reportedly attempted to light himself on fire outside the White House.
    ALERT: Secret Service personnel are responding to a police/medical incident on Pennsylvania Ave. along the @WhiteHouse North Fence Line.
    — U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) April 12, 2019
    Four uniformed Secret Service officers were seen apprehending the suspect and carrying him face-down out of Lafayette Square, which is across the street from the executive mansion.

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    This story is just breaking but apparently a man in a scooter intentionally set his coat on fire. Security took him away from the White House North lawn grounds and moved him to Lafayette St. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
    All those warning labels about matches, wasted. Is this a mental health issue or just nutty about his political beliefs?
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    Re: Man reportedly tries to set himself on fire outside White House

    Lunatic.

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    Re: Man reportedly tries to set himself on fire outside White House

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    Lunatic.
    That is probably the safest bet.
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    Re: Man reportedly tries to set himself on fire outside White House

    If he's got mental issues that's unfortunate.

    If he was conciously trying to make a political statement, it's unfortunate that he didn't succeed.
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    Re: Man reportedly tries to set himself on fire outside White House

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If he's got mental issues that's unfortunate.

    If he was conciously trying to make a political statement, it's unfortunate that he didn't succeed.
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    Re: Man reportedly tries to set himself on fire outside White House

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    The skim milk of human kindness.......
    Awww, is he one of yours?
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    Re: Man reportedly tries to set himself on fire outside White House

    Quote Originally Posted by bongsaway View Post
    All those warning labels about matches, wasted. Is this a mental health issue or just nutty about his political beliefs?
    Self-immolation has historically been an act of protest. I can only guess that since this man was in a motorized scooter that he's handicapped in some way. There's many reasons why he chose to set himself on fire. Could have been a protest - maybe he lost his health insurance, it could have been suicide because he might be a veteran with PTSD. It could have been for many reasons.

    But this man is not the first person to try to set themselves on fire in protest. Last January 2018, John Watts, an Air Force veteran set himself on fire in front of the Georgia Capitol to protest his treatment by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

    One of the most widely publicized act of self-immolation in recent years was in 2013 by a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka who poured gasoline on himself and lit it up to protest against the slaughter of cattle.

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    Re: Man reportedly tries to set himself on fire outside White House

    He may have caught part of a Trump speech and did what came naturally.
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    Re: Man reportedly tries to set himself on fire outside White House

    Hell of a way to get your 15 min. of flame.

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