Man Flown From National Mall in Washington With Burns

(NBC Washington) -- Park Police officials tell NBC Washington a man may have set himself on fire at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Friday afternoon.

The incident was reported around 4:30 p.m. at the corner of Jefferson Drive and 7th Street SW, near the Air and Space Museum.

Witnesses told NBC Washington's Mark Segraves they saw a man pouring gasoline on himself, then possibly setting himself on fire. Several joggers nearby ripped their shirts off in an attempt to subdue the flames.

The man was airlifted to a local hospital. No word yet on his condition.


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