Man Sets Himself On Fire On National Mall

Washington_DC_2013Washington (CNN) — Law enforcement and medical personnel rushed to Washington’s National Mall on Friday afternoon to assist a man who reportedly set himself on fire.

The man was taken to a hospital and is in critical condition, said Maj. Patrick Smith with U.S. Park Police.

Officers rushed to scene after receiving a 911 call and found the man engulfed in flames, according to Smith.

Office Hugh Carew, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police Department, said police will investigate whether the injured man intentionally set himself on fire.

Source: CNN