UPDATE: MAN DIED FROM INJURIES – VIDEO shows man ENGULFED in flames near White House lawn

News is breaking now that a man actually set himself on fire near the White House lawn over an hour ago. Here’s the tweet by the Secret Service:

Here’s more from KFOX14:

The Secret Service says a man set himself on fire near the White House on Wednesday afternoon.

Secret Service said the man lit himself on fire at the Ellipse near 15th and Constitution Avenue at approximately 12:20 p.m.

Law enforcement is investigating the incident, according to ABC News.

The Ellipse is a park just south of the White House, where the National Christmas Tree is located.

ABC News reports D.C. Fire and EMS have transported a burn victim to an area hospital.

 
UPDATE: Just to give you some idea how close this was to the White House, here’s a Google map of the area and the red balloon indicates where 15th and Constitution Ave meet which is near the Ellipse:



 
UPDATE 2: Here’s a photo from KTVU that show the man engulfed in flames…

UPDATE 3: Here’s video of the man engulfed in flames…

 
UPDATE 4: This man has died:

NBC – A man who set himself ablaze Wednesday on the ground of the White House Ellipse has died, U.S. Park Police say.

Arnav Gupta, of Bethesda, Maryland, died later that night at the hospital.

It appears that Gupta was reported missing to Montgomery County, Maryland, police on Wednesday morning. Family members last saw him about 9:20 a.m., when he left his home, police say. Police were concerned for his physical and emotional welfare of the 33-year-old man.

Police say Gupta lit himself on fire about 12:20 p.m. Secret Service, National Park Service and U.S. Park Police personnel responded to the scene.

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89 thoughts on “UPDATE: MAN DIED FROM INJURIES – VIDEO shows man ENGULFED in flames near White House lawn

    1. True, it is not “funny;” however, this is the sort of behavior that democrats, rinos and satan are causing these days. Look up, be watchful and listen for the shofar, my friend! :praying:

  1. The left-wing loon makes the perfect example of what happened to the Mueller/Dem Russia collusion narrative… poof!

  2. Does a well & capable person burn themselves alive??? Imo, No….This nutjob’s message, whatever it may be, is not rational. The discussion ends as soon as gasoline or other fire accelerant is poured all over your body. #CaseClosed #NoNeedForAMuellerReport….#OrPressConference

  3. Over on the ABC news site, a comment about wishing the person on fire was President Trump is perfectly fine, but any criticism of the Democrat Party has to be silenced immediately:

    ‘Looks like the literal manifestation of the Democrat Party going down in flames as it continues down the Russian collusion path of desperation.’

  4. Dear Lord, why? My family has decided to go to DC for vacation in July. I hope for excitement but not this kind of excitement.

    1. Giving you an upvote and honorable mention, along with an honorary degree. That was funny.

  5. I look forward to J-Mao’s condemnation of his actions for being contrary to the efforts of her Green New Deal.

    This guy just cut another day off what remaining time Earth has left.

  6. My sources are telling me that he was charged with barbecuing without a permit.

  7. Over on the ABC news site, a comment about wishing the person on fire was President Trump is perfectly fine, but any criticism of the Democrat Party has to be silenced immediately:

    ‘Looks like the literal manifestation of the Democrat Party going down in flames as it continues down the Russian collusion path of desperation.’

    1. @jamesmadison I thought that they were done with collusion and working on taxes?

  8. Dear Lord, why? My family has decided to go to DC for vacation in July. I hope for excitement but not this kind of excitement.

  9. My co-worker says if he were there, he would have shot the stuntman as an imminent threat. They couldn’t see his eyes under the mask and his thick padded stunt-fire-suit could have been concealing weapons and/or explosives. He’s suggesting the fire might have just been a ruse to get lots of LEOs close to him so he could detonate.

    Given today’s world, all of that is plausible.

  10. Don’t quote me on it, but I almost want to call BS on this one. The man never flinched and kept walking, then finished off by just standing in one place without acting like anything was wrong at all. Either he was massively drugged up or he was wearing fire retardant clothing.

    1. In the video, you can see he is where a flat topped helmet/mask that covers his face. At one point you can see the reinforcement straps/seams of a stuntman fire suit.

      This was a very weak and cowardly imitation of the Vietnamese Buddhist monk protest from the mid-60’s.

      1. @txgrunner I wonder what charges he can have brought against him. Whatever they are it sure wasn’t worth it.

  11. Does a well & capable person burn themselves alive??? Imo, No….This nutjob’s message, whatever it may be, is not rational. The discussion ends as soon as gasoline or other fire accelerant is poured all over your body. #CaseClosed #NoNeedForAMuellerReport….#OrPressConference

    1. I was thinking the same thing Doc. If you’ve ever had a 2nd degree burn or worse, you don’t just walk around, I don’t care what drugs are out there. I got a severe burn on a job site several years ago and it dropped me to my knees at first, then a straight shot to the closest ER.

  12. Suit + Flame Gel = Idiot That Knew What He Was Doing. Notice he walked into the wind so that he was not breathing the fumes from the flame gel (which was creating the black smoke).

  13. That dude had to be majorly high on something to be walking when he’s on fire. He’s not really THAT close to the White House. But, just like the guy who set himself on fire because he thought it would ‘change the world’, he’s as mental as it gets and probably just as dead. Pitiful.

    1. Unless that was a political stunt and he was wearing one of those ‘movie set’ fireproof suits, I don’t see how he could keep upright either. If this was for real, I see no way the guy can survive burns that extensive.

      1. @landscaper Yeah, my radiator boiled over last week and I was running around like a chicken with its head cut off. In fact, I might cry just thinking about it

        1. People don’t know it but steam will ‘mess you up’ just as bad as fire. I got a 2nd burn trying to put out a blaze after a helper started a fire by throwing down a cigarette butt. After I got out of the ER, I fired him.

          1. @landscaper Ha! Served him right. At the time, I thought that I was going to have to get stitches from the cut on my shin from the bumper. A square of towel and some Gorilla Tape took care of it, though.

      2. That’s what I thought, Landscaper. He started toward the cop or whoever, that first got there with an extinguisher. Fishy indeed.

  14. He was heard just moments before saying:

    Burn out the day
    Burn out the night
    I can’t see no reason to put up a fight
    I’m living for giving the devil his due
    And I’m burning, I’m burning, I’m burning for you
    I’m burning, I’m burning, I’m burning for you

    Come one. There’s probably two others thinking that.

    1. @plotevil I had one, but now I have BOC stuck in my head.

      OK, I’m On Fire and Burning Down The House come to mind.

  15. Unfortunately (?), I don’t have a lot of sympathy for this, in this day and age – in America. This serves no real purpose imo. If he’s mad at Trump, there ARE better ways to express it.

  16. The left-wing loon makes the perfect example of what happened to the Mueller/Dem Russia collusion narrative… poof!

    1. Everything’s funny, NW. Everything.

      “Life is a tragedy when see in close-up, but a comedy in the long-shot.”
      -Charlie Chaplin

    2. True, it is not “funny;” however, this is the sort of behavior that democrats, rinos and satan are causing these days. Look up, be watchful and listen for the shofar, my friend! :praying:

  17. The Marxists sure do a good job of getting all of them out from underneath their rocks…Very sad…

  18. I look forward to J-Mao’s condemnation of his actions for being contrary to the efforts of her Green New Deal.

    This guy just cut another day off what remaining time Earth has left.

      1. @ Dr. Strangelove – 🙂 Sooner rather than later for him.
        Hey, I was happy to see you here today. I was concerned that maybe you were driving in these terrible storms.

        1. @msliberty Thanks! I got a rare trip out west and visited my sister in Tempe. Weather’s been great.

    1. Giving you an upvote and honorable mention, along with an honorary degree. That was funny.

  19. My co-worker says if he were there, he would have shot the stuntman as an imminent threat. They couldn’t see his eyes under the mask and his thick padded stunt-fire-suit could have been concealing weapons and/or explosives. He’s suggesting the fire might have just been a ruse to get lots of LEOs close to him so he could detonate.

    Given today’s world, all of that is plausible.

  20. That dude had to be majorly high on something to be walking when he’s on fire. He’s not really THAT close to the White House. But, just like the guy who set himself on fire because he thought it would ‘change the world’, he’s as mental as it gets and probably just as dead. Pitiful.

  21. He was heard just moments before saying:

    Burn out the day
    Burn out the night
    I can’t see no reason to put up a fight
    I’m living for giving the devil his due
    And I’m burning, I’m burning, I’m burning for you
    I’m burning, I’m burning, I’m burning for you

    Come one. There’s probably two others thinking that.

  22. Unfortunately (?), I don’t have a lot of sympathy for this, in this day and age – in America. This serves no real purpose imo. If he’s mad at Trump, there ARE better ways to express it.

  23. The Marxists sure do a good job of getting all of them out from underneath their rocks…Very sad…

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