Sunday, October 6, 2013

Chaos in Washington DC: BLACK MAN SETS HIMSELF ABLAZE AT NATIONAL MALL 'OVER GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN' [Graphic photos]


 A man who set himself on fire in Washington DC's National Mall on Friday afternoon died of his injuries last night.

The man's burns were so severe that he has still not been identified, and authorities will have to use DNA and dental records to trace him.

He had poured a can of gasoline on himself in the center of the mall and then set himself on fire at about 4.20pm, as passing joggers tried to douse the flames.

Bystander Katy Scheflen said she was walking along the Mall when she saw a man by himself pick up a can of petrol and empty its contents on his head before setting himself ablaze. More photos below...