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    Man Tries to Set Himself on Fire by Russian Embassy in Yerevan - Reports

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    According to police, an 81-year old man wanted to commit self-immolation due to harsh social conditions.

    The Shamshyan news portal reported Wednesday that a man named Nariman Muradyan was detained near the Russian Embassy in Yerevan before he managed to carry out the plan and harm himself. It was also discovered that he had on his person a bottle of petrol in order to set himself on fire.

    At the moment there is no official report from the local police on the issue.

    READ MORE: Man Tried to Enter Armenian Gov't Building, Blow Himself Up — Security Chief

    Earlier in September, another man tried to commit suicide by burning himself in the centre of the Armenian capital, but he was stopped by the police and taken to a hospital.

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