Man ‘sets himself on fire’ outside White House, gets detained

A person has apparently tried to set himself on hearth outside the White House. He brought on a commotion by lighting his jacket on hearth earlier than Secret Service brokers stepped in and whisked him away. He is being handled for accidents.

The man rode as much as the presidential residence on a motorized wheelchair earlier than his obvious try at self-immolation, mentioned reporter Christal Hayes of USA Today.

As the Secret Service apprehended the person, the White House was positioned on lockdown and reporters ushered inside.

The incident came about round three pm native time on Friday.

The Washington, DC Fire Department is reportedly treating the person for minor accidents.

NBC reported {that a} “suspicious package” was discovered close to the person. The object was most probably his backpack, a witness informed Hayes.