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Man Reportedly Attempts to Set Himself on Fire at U.S. Supreme Court


A man reportedly on Friday attempted to set himself on fire outside of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington D.C.

A Park Service helicopter landed at the steps of the Supreme Court after reports of a man attempting to set himself on fire.

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Fox News reported:

U.S. Capitol Police said the helicopter landed near the Capitol for a “medical emergency.” The incident was not a public safety issue, it said.

“We just felt after this week the community needed to know why a helicopter was landing nearby,” a USCP spokesperson told Fox News in a statement, referring to a mishap that prompted the Capitol Police to issue an alert this week over a plane transporting members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights to parachute into Nationals Park for Military Appreciation Night.

The condition of Friday’s patient was not disclosed. Fox News has reached out to the Supreme Court Police.

The incident adds to a chaotic day in the nation’s capital, where a shooting in a northwest Washington neighborhood injured at least three people.

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