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Man sets himself on fire at National Mall

One day after Washington, D.C. was locked down after a woman attempt to ram her car into the White House, Park Police say a man set himself on fire in the middle of the National Mall.

Witnesses told NBC’s Washington affiliate that they saw a man “pouring gasoline on himself, then setting himself on fire.” Nearby joggers stripped off their shirts and attempted to douse the flames, while others called the police.

The man was airlifted to a hospital, though there is no word yet on his condition.

Watch amateur video of the man being airlifted below.

by Anonymousreply 3710/06/2013

Wow, omfg that is awful.

I can't even imagine the mental illness required to do such a horribly painful thing to yourself.

I wonder if he changed his mind as soon as the flames touched his skin?

by Anonymousreply 110/04/2013


by Anonymousreply 210/04/2013

Countdown to someone on Fox News or a Republican Congressperson wondering whether this was performance art funded by the NEA.

by Anonymousreply 310/04/2013

Was he a Buddhist monk? They're good at that sort of thing.

by Anonymousreply 410/04/2013

Bitch, please. How reductive.

by Anonymousreply 510/04/2013


by Anonymousreply 610/04/2013

He was FLAMING, gurl...

by Anonymousreply 710/04/2013

I've been waiting for the progressives to latch onto self immolation. Yahooooooooo!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 810/04/2013

Self-immolation is more befitting of the Republicans now because it's essentially what the tea partiers are instigating at the moment.

by Anonymousreply 910/04/2013

Attracting a lot of violence and madness over there.

by Anonymousreply 1010/04/2013

He obviously did knowing he'd have that socialist Obamacare to fall back on now!

by Anonymousreply 1110/04/2013

No, R9, we are more concerned with being able to take care of ourselves than relying on government. We are survivors.

by Anonymousreply 1210/04/2013

If he makes it, I've got a full add campaign for lighter fluid ready to go. All we need is his signature.

by Anonymousreply 1310/04/2013

Yowsa. Do any DC residents on DL feel creeped out by the last month of absolutely wackiness in their town, along with the shutdown? It's like everyone there is absolutely losing it on a psychic level.

by Anonymousreply 1410/04/2013

I'm from DC and it's beginning to feel like a Stephen King novel. There's the Navy Yard killer and then Ted Cruz. That's followed by the crazy woman yesterday and now this.

by Anonymousreply 1510/04/2013

It's the end times or THE END of TIME. I forget which.

by Anonymousreply 1610/04/2013

It's the Tommyknockers.

by Anonymousreply 1710/04/2013

These things happen.

by Anonymousreply 1810/04/2013

Indeed they do.

by Anonymousreply 1910/04/2013

Told you I was hardcore!

by Anonymousreply 2010/04/2013

[quote]we are more concerned with being able to take care of ourselves than relying on government. We are survivors

Ha! Until a natural disaster comes along, or you lose your job, can't find a new one, become disabled, grow old...

by Anonymousreply 2110/04/2013

Nope R21, Hurricane tore down my vacation house. I rebuilt it with my own money. I lost my job three years ago, but used my savings until I landed another job. Oh, and I'm a double cancer survivor. Fuck off you lazy cunt. I'm guessing my tax bill is more than your gross income. I would probably have your outlook if I was poor, stupid, and lazy.

by Anonymousreply 2210/04/2013

Sure, you're a fabulously wealthy, rugged individualist with endless options, R22. And that's why you spend every single night (emphasis on single) spamming DL with Tea Party nonsense. That's what all rich, successful people do.

Bitch, you probably work at a 7-11.

by Anonymousreply 2310/04/2013

Yeah R22, you are clearly unhinged. Didn't that fabulous imaginary vacation house come with insurance?

by Anonymousreply 2410/04/2013

Jeez, R22, cancer twice, out of work and your vacation home was destroyed? What did you do to get that karmic beat down? Or does God just hate you?

by Anonymousreply 2510/04/2013

I heard on the radio this guy died. And they're not sure who he is yet. He was so badly burned, they'll need to do DNA testing and check dental records to identify him.

by Anonymousreply 2610/05/2013

Yeah, the guy is dead. Two days, and two crazies wiped out...even if neither was directly impacted by the government shutdown, they were clearly influenced by the press DC has been getting.

by Anonymousreply 2710/05/2013

Everything but the dogs napping at R22's heels.

by Anonymousreply 2810/05/2013


by Anonymousreply 2910/05/2013


We do wish a lot of people to die in a fire here at DL. Usually a grease fire.

Has that actually happened?

by Anonymousreply 3010/05/2013

I live outside of WDC and while neither one of these two were likely linked to the government shutdown, you can't help but feel that everyone in this town has just lost their shit.

by Anonymousreply 3110/05/2013

What was on his iPod?

by Anonymousreply 3210/05/2013

[quote]R13 I've got a full add campaign"

by Anonymousreply 3310/05/2013

Hopefully a new nutter will start trolling that city every day.

by Anonymousreply 3410/05/2013

He died.

by Anonymousreply 3510/05/2013

So there were two Burning Man festivals this year?

by Anonymousreply 3610/06/2013

r32 "Wakin' Up With the House on Fire"?

by Anonymousreply 3710/06/2013
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