A man attempted to set himself on fire outside the White House this afternoon, causing the facility to immediately enter a state of lock down, according to reports from the scene.
Video shows Secret Service escorting a man away from the White House after apprehending him moments after he attempted to self immolate. Reports indicate paramedics are currently attempting to provide emergency treatment to the man as he is rushed to a hospital. Thus far, there is no word on the man’s medical condition.
The video, posted to Twitter by Mark Irons, shows the event happened around 3 p.m., and it shows the man being taken away by multiple Secret Service agents. Reports indicate the Secret Service was quick to respond to the emergency situation.
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