"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 Secret Service has apprehended a man who tried to set himself on fire outside the White House. pic.twitter.com/d9K4MXN39n— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 12, 2019
The man is reported not to have life-threatening injuries. Secret Service said he has been transported to a local hospital.