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 Anonymous||reply 37||10/06/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 1||10/04/2013|
Countdown to someone on Fox News or a Republican Congressperson wondering whether this was performance art funded by the NEA.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/04/2013|
Was he a Buddhist monk? They're good at that sort of thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/04/2013|
Bitch, please. How reductive.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/04/2013|
I've been waiting for the progressives to latch onto self immolation. Yahooooooooo!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/04/2013|
Self-immolation is more befitting of the Republicans now because it's essentially what the tea partiers are instigating at the moment.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/04/2013|
Attracting a lot of violence and madness over there.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/04/2013|
He obviously did knowing he'd have that socialist Obamacare to fall back on now!
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/04/2013|
No, R9, we are more concerned with being able to take care of ourselves than relying on government. We are survivors.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/04/2013|
If he makes it, I've got a full add campaign for lighter fluid ready to go. All we need is his signature.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/04/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 14||10/04/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 15||10/04/2013|
It's the end times or THE END of TIME. I forget which.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/04/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 21||10/04/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 22||10/04/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 23||10/04/2013|
Yeah R22, you are clearly unhinged. Didn't that fabulous imaginary vacation house come with insurance?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||10/04/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 25||10/04/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 26||10/05/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 27||10/05/2013|
Everything but the dogs napping at R22's heels.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||10/05/2013|
We do wish a lot of people to die in a fire here at DL. Usually a grease fire.
Has that actually happened?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||10/05/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 31||10/05/2013|
[quote]R13 I've got a full add campaign"
|by Anonymous||reply 33||10/05/2013|
Hopefully a new nutter will start trolling that city every day.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||10/05/2013|
So there were two Burning Man festivals this year?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/05/2013|
r32 "Wakin' Up With the House on Fire"?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||10/06/2013|