Man who set self on fire near White House has died

2019-05-30 18:32
White House (File, AP)

White House (File, AP)

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A man who set himself on fire near the White House has died of his injuries, authorities said on Thursday.

The man was identified as Arnav Gupta, from Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb of Washington.

He lit himself on fire around noon on Wednesday on the Ellipse - south of the president's residence - and died of his injuries that evening in the hospital, US Park Police said on Twitter.

Last month, a man set his jacket on fire just outside the White House fence on Pennsylvania Avenue. That man suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

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