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Man Dies After Setting Himself on Fire in Washington, D.C.

Washington (CNN) — A man who set himself on fire on the National Mall died from his injuries, police said Saturday.


A man who may have set himself on fire was taken to a hospital in critical condition. (via CNN)

Authorities haven’t been able to identify him due to the extent of his injuries, so they will conduct DNA tests and use dental records, said Officer Araz Alali, spokesman for D.C. Metropolitan police.

The man was taken to a hospital Friday night after officers rushed to the scene and found the man engulfed in flames.

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