Man set himself on fire outside courthouse of Trump trial

A man set himself on fire outside the New York courthouse where former President Donald Trump is being tried for an alleged hush money payment.

On Friday, with several news cameras present, a man set himself on fire. The act occurred near where a group of Trump supporters were protesting. The presence of security barricades hampered a response from police and emergency services.

Flames and smoke broke out around the body.

Several people tried unsuccessfully to extinguish the fire with their coats. A video showed the man being doused with a fire extinguisher. The fire burned for nearly two minutes before being extinguished.

Just minutes after the full jury was selected in Donald Trump's New York hush money criminal trial, someone appears to have set themself on fire outside the courthouse, per CNN's @thelauracoates. Read more…

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