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Man sets himself on fire in front of the White House

The White House
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A man reportedly set himself on fire in front of the White House on Friday afternoon, reports the Washington Post.

Details: It's still unclear if this was part of a protest, per the Washington Post. The man was riding a motorized wheelchair when he set his jacket on fire. He is presently in the custody of the Secret Service and is being treated for wounds, per NBC Washington. The North Lawn of the White House was cleared as well as Lafayette Square and the front sidewalk. Traffic is also blocked off in the surrounding area.