An unidentified individual, possibly a protester, has tried to set himself on fire outside of Donald Trump’s hotel in Washington DC tonight. Law enforcement have surrounded the scene, and one local TV news affiliate is intermittently broadcasting live footage of the unfolding incident.
There are conflicting reports as to whether the man was attempting to start a fire in the street, or trying set the hotel on fire, or trying to set himself on fire. But the end result is that he did end up setting himself on fire, whether on purpose or unintentionally, and has been taken the hospital.
ABC affiliate WJLA believes the man was trying to start a fire, while another affiliate ABC15 believes the man was trying to “set himself on fire” and has been streaming live video of the crime scene aftermath.
This story is clearly still unfolding. photo: WJLA
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report