10:22 GMT29 September 2020
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    A man has been apprehended outside the White House fence after trying to set his jacket on fire. There are also reports of a suspicious package in the area, which the bomb squad is investigating.

    "A male subject operating an electronic wheelchair-type scooter lit his outer jacket on fire while sitting along Pennsylvania Ave,outside the North Fence Line," the Secret Service tweeted Friday. "Uniformed Division Officers immediately responded, extinguished the fire and rendered first aid."

    Secret Service agents were seen carrying the man through Lafayette Park north of the White House in Washington, DC. 

    ​The man is reported not to have life-threatening injuries. Secret Service said he has been transported to a local hospital.

    Fire, man, self-immolation, injuries, treatment, Secret Service, Washington, DC
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