Man on fire at National Mall in Washington DC

Vanessa Sink handout photo shows first responders and people assisting a man who apparently set himself on fire at the National Mall in Washington

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Police responded Friday to reports about a man on fire at the National Mall near the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, a D.C. Metropolitan Police spokeswoman told Yahoo News.

Police received a call at 4:24 p.m., and emergency personnel were dispatched to a man who had been on fire but was conscious and breathing, Metropolitan Police spokeswoman Saray Leon said. A medical helicopter arrived and evacuated the man a short time later. Whether the man set himself on fire or was attacked is unknown. (Yahoo News)

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