facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Man who self-immolated on National Mall dies

Oct. 5, 2013 at 3:20 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The man who lit himself on fire on the National Mall in Washington has died of his injuries, police said.

Due to the extent of his injuries, D.C. Metropolitan police have yet to identify the man. DNA and dental records will be examined, police spokesman Officer Araz Alali told CNN.

The incident took place Friday near the Air and Space Museum, about six blocks from the Capitol. Witnesses reported seeing the man sitting, engulfed in flames with a red gasoline canister nearby.

It remains unclear what caused the man to self-immolate.

The incident is the second bizarre death near the Capitol in as many days. A Connecticut woman's car chase ended their when police shot her to death Thursday.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
California officer allegedly stole nude photos during arrest California officer allegedly stole nude photos during arrest
2
New submarine set for commissioning New submarine set for commissioning
3
[UPDATE] Two Calif. deputies killed, two others shot [UPDATE] Two Calif. deputies killed, two others shot
4
Lumberton grandpa shoots granddaughter's would-be rapist Lumberton grandpa shoots granddaughter's would-be rapist
5
Ottawa assault: PM went to closet, MPs made spears from flagpoles Ottawa assault: PM went to closet, MPs made spears from flagpoles
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback