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Man Lights Up Himself Outside Trump Trial Venue

Apr 22, 2024 | 2023 Elections | 0 comments

On Friday, a distressing incident occurred outside the Manhattan courthouse where former US President Donald Trump was being tried, as a man set himself on fire in a park directly across from the judicial complex. The shocking incident unfolded just as jury selection was completed in Trump’s hush money cover-up trial.

Eyewitnesses and reports from the scene revealed that before setting himself ablaze, the man was seen distributing pamphlets and then doused himself with an unspecified liquid. Videos circulating on social media captured the harrowing moments when the man was engulfed in flames before collapsing to the ground.

Police officers and plainclothes officials rushed to his aid, attempting to extinguish the flames with fire extinguishers and their own coats. Dave, a 73-year-old witness, described the sequence, noting the sudden and alarming nature of the act.

Authorities promptly locked down the area around 100 Centre Street as emergency services, including several ambulances, arrived on the scene. A correspondent reported a strong smell of burning chemicals permeating the air, with remnants of the man’s burning clothing scattered around the park.

The incident caused a delay in the proceedings of the high-profile trial, with the court resuming later than scheduled at 3 PM. The New York Police Department confirmed the self-immolation but has yet to provide a motive for the man’s drastic action.

Earlier in the year, a similar incident occurred when a US airman set himself on fire outside the Israeli embassy in Washington, DC, in protest against the war in Gaza and later succumbed to his injuries.

As of now, the identity of the man and his current medical condition have not been disclosed.

On Friday, outside the Manhattan courthouse where former US President Donald Trump was being tried, a disturbing scene unfolded as a man set himself on fire in a park directly across from the judicial complex. The shocking incident occurred just as jury selection was completed in Trump’s hush money cover-up trial.

Eyewitnesses and reports from the scene revealed that before setting himself ablaze, the man was seen distributing pamphlets and then doused himself with an unspecified liquid. Videos circulating on social media captured the harrowing moments when the man was engulfed in flames before collapsing to the ground.

Police officers and plainclothes officials rushed to his aid, attempting to extinguish the flames with fire extinguishers and their own coats. Dave, a 73-year-old witness, described the sequence, noting the sudden and alarming nature of the act.

Authorities promptly locked down the area around 100 Centre Street as emergency services, including several ambulances, arrived on the scene. A correspondent reported a strong smell of burning chemicals permeating the air, with remnants of the man’s burning clothing scattered around the park.

The incident caused a delay in the proceedings of the high-profile trial, with the court resuming later than scheduled at 3 PM. The New York Police Department confirmed the self-immolation but has yet to provide a motive for the man’s drastic action.

Earlier in the year, a similar incident occurred when a US airman set himself on fire outside the Israeli embassy in Washington, DC, in protest against the war in Gaza and later succumbed to his injuries.

As of now, the identity of the man and his current medical condition have not been disclosed.

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