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Man sets himself on fire near White House

Man sets himself on fire near White House

Secret Service police stand outside the White House. 

Janhvi Bhojwani | CNBC

A man set himself on fire early Wednesday afternoon on the Ellipse in downtown Washington, not far from the White House, the Secret Service said.

A spokesman for the Washington Fire Department told CNBC that, “I can confirm that we’ve transported one patient with burns from the Ellipse and we’re now on the scene assisting law enforcement,” referring to Park Police and U.S. Secret Service officers.

The Secret Service had no comment other than referring to the agency’s tweet about the incident when contacted by CNBC.

White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said he could not immediately comment.

“Looking into it,” Gidley said.

This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.

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