Man sets himself on fire outside DC’s Israeli Embassy

A man was taken in an ambulance to the hospital on Sunday after setting himself on fire outside Washington, D.C.‘s Israeli Embassy.

“On Sunday, 2/25, at around 1:00 p.m., a man set himself on fire outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington D.C.,” a spokesperson for the Israeli Embassy told the Washington Examiner. “The man is unknown. No embassy staff were injured and are safe.”

In a statement to the Washington Examiner, a spokesperson for DC Fire and EMS said Secret Service extinguished the fire.

“The individual was transported to the hospital with critical life threatening injuries,” DC Fire and EMS said.

Incident outside of Israel’s Embassy in Washington DC. This the scenes a few minutes ago..

— Lynn Sweet (@lynnsweet) February 25, 2024

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