A guy who set himself on fire near the White House has actually died, U.S. Park Police say.Arnav Gupta that Bethesda, Maryland, set himself ~ above fire top top the Ellipse Park, not much from the Washington Monument, in complete view the passersby, authorities say.

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Law enforcement gathers in ~ the scene where a man set himself top top fire on the Ellipse near 15th and also Constitution avenue on may 29, 2019 in Washington, DC.

A guy who set himself top top fire close to the White residence has died of his injuries, U.S. Park Police stated Thursday.

The man, established as Arnav Gupta of Bethesda, Maryland, set himself top top fire Wednesday afternoon top top the Ellipse Park, not much from the Washington Monument, in full view that passersby.


He "died the his injuries later on that evening," police said in a statement.

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Park Police stated they had turned over their investigation to the Washington urban Police Department.

Multiple outlets reported that Gupta was the male who had been reported lacking Wednesday morning by police in suburban Montgomery County, Maryland.

In a Facebook write-up asking for public assist locating him, the police stated that Gupta, 33, to be last watched by his household when the left his home roughly 9:20 a.m. Wednesday.


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Police stated in the short article that castle "are pertained to for Gupta's physical and emotional welfare."

The an enig Service stated Wednesday that policemans responded in "seconds" after ~ Gupta collection himself on fire, then started administering very first aid and also transported him to a hospital.

The White home did not automatically respond come buzzpatterson.com's inquiry for talk about Gupta's death.

Alina Berzins, 17, told buzzpatterson.com ~ above Wednesday that she was visiting the nationwide Mall with two of her cousins and also saw the guy "running, and also then we witnessed him covered in flames."

The man's motive remains unclear. One more man had set his jacket on fire exterior the White House's phibìc Fence line in April. The man's injuries were not life-threatening.


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