The self-immolation left the man with burns on 80% of his body. Witnesses said his body was charred and his arms and face were white.
Police responded to reports of a self-immolation at the National Mall on Friday. The man was rushed to a local hospital by helicopter after using fuel to set himself ablaze near the National Gallery of Art in the middle of the mall, which remains closed due to the U.S. government shutdown.
SOURCE – In a bizarre act that capped a nervous few days in Congress, a man poured gasoline on himself and lit himself on fire on the National Mall late Friday afternoon.
Flames and smoke from the self-immolating man near 7th Street and Jefferson Drive, SW, were visible from the Capitol, where some staffers watched the scene from west facing windows, just a day after a car chase that ended with the shooting death of a woman just outside the Hart Senate Office Building.
The incident happened at about 4:30 p.m. on Friday in between the Air and Space Museum and the National Gallery. Passing joggers rushed to the man’s aid, several ripping off their shirts to help beat out the flames that burned 80% of his body, ABC reports.
30 September 2013
A Washington man injected his 4-year-old son with heroin on the day his divorce from his wife was finalized, in an attempt to kill the boy with an overdose, police have revealed.
Eric Emil Lehtinen, 37, is accused of repeatedly jabbing in young son with needles and injecting him with heroin and a cocktail of other drugs, among them ketamine, morphine and codeine.
He then injected himself with high doses of drugs, as well. When the boy’s mother when to Lehtinen’s Redmond, Washington, home to pick her son up, she found both Lehtinen and the child unconscious.
A needle was still sticking out of the boy’s chest, according to police.
A news release from Fayetteville police says the explosion occurred Saturday night in the front yard of a home where several people were standing around a fire pit. Police weren’t immediately able to elaborate on what kind of explosion happened.
They say that the man person was pronounced dead at the scene, and several other people had injuries that didn’t appear life-threatening.
The others injured included two men, a woman and a girl. They were taken to an area hospital.
Further details weren’t immediately available.
A phone number listed for the home rang unanswered Saturday night.
A quiet lunch at a Jackson Heights, Queens, McDonald’s was wrecked by a creepy man grabbing the little girl’s necklace and fleeing
A sticky-fingered fiend grabbed a gold chain from a 3-year-old girl’s neck as the child and her mother had lunch at a McDonald’s restaurant in Queens, police said Friday.
Cops said the creep, described as a white balding man in his 40s wearing a gray button-down shirt and blue jeans, walked into the bustling eatery on 82nd St. in Jackson Heights around 1:45 p.m. on Aug. 30.
He trailed the mother and child, waited for them to go to an upstairs dining area and then pounced, ripping the chain and charm from the little girl’s neck before running from the restaurant.
Neither the child nor her mother was injured said police, who are circulating a video of the thief.
Anyone with information regarding the mugger’s identity is asked to call police. Calls to CrimeStoppers at(800) 577-TIPS are confidential.
DENVER (CBS4)– A plane from Las Vegas to Denver landed safely at Denver International Airport after a man tried to open an over-wing door during the flight.
Frontier Flight 760 was returning from Las Vegas to DIA when the incident happened.
The plane landed safely and taxied to Gate A24. No one on board was injured.
DIA Operations, TSA and police in Denver are all responding to investigate the incident.
Investigators are trying to figure out what motivated the man to try to open the door during the flight.