Man Sets himself on Fire near United States White House
Disturbing footage has emerged of a man setting himself on fire and calmly walking around near the White House as police desperately tried to douse the flames.
The man, who has not yet been identified, set himself on fire on Wednesday on the Ellipse park in downtown Washington D.C.
Video of the incident showed the man walking calmly across the Ellipse near the Washington Mall, an area popular with tourists, with flames covering his body.
Several seconds later, U.S. Secret Service staff could be seen towards him with a fire extinguisher to put out the blaze.
It occurred less than a mile from the White House.
Credit : Daily Mail