Man seen on fire on National Mall dies from injuries – CNN.com


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Washington (CNN) — A man who set himself on fire at the National Mall has died from his injuries, police said Saturday.

Authorities haven\’t been able to identify him due to the extent of his injuries, so they will conduct DNA tests and use dental records, said Officer Araz Alali, spokesman for D.C. Metropolitan police.

The man was taken to a hospital Friday night after officers rushed to the scene and found the man engulfed in flames.

Alali said authorities are trying to figure why the man self-immolated.

Adam Stifel saw part of the incident while he was jogging.

\”I saw a man sitting in flames,\” Stifel told CNN. \”He had already doused himself in gasoline, I believe.\”

via Man seen on fire on National Mall dies from injuries – CNN.com.

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