Man who is on fire outside the White House dies in the hospital

The man who was on fire on a lawn near the White House on Wednesday died in the hospital after 85% of his body was burned.

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Arnav Gupta, 33, was identified by the US Park Police on Thursday after his death in the hospital.

He was reported missing by his family around the time he was seen burning himself on a lawn in Ellipse Park near the White House.

Gupta was from Bethesda, Maryland. His motive for the deadly stunt remains unclear.

Arnav Gupta, 33, was identified by the US Park Police on Thursday after his death in the hospital.

Arnav Gupta, 33, was identified by the US Park Police on Thursday after his death in the hospital.

Arnav Gupta, 33, was identified by the US Park Police on Thursday after his death in the hospital.

Arnav Gupta, 33, was identified by the US Park Police on Thursday after his death in the hospital.

A man set himself on fire near the White House on Wednesday with disturbing images showing that he had gone up in flames, the secret service said. The shocking thing was that the unidentified individual stood upright before the safety approached him to put out the flames
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A man set himself on fire near the White House on Wednesday with disturbing images showing that he had gone up in flames, the secret service said. The shocking thing was that the unidentified individual stood upright before the safety approached him to put out the flames

A man set himself on fire near the White House on Wednesday with disturbing images showing that he had gone up in flames, the secret service said. The shocking thing was that the unidentified individual stood upright before the safety approached him to put out the flames

The secret service was not immediately available for more information on Thursday morning.

Video of the incident made him calmly walk across the Ellipse near the Washington Mall, an area popular with tourists, with flames covering his body.

A few seconds later the employees of the American secret service could see him with a fire extinguisher to extinguish the fire.

It happened less than a mile from the White House.

He managed to stand upright before officials reached him, amid reports that he was wearing a protective suit that would have given him some protection against the flames.

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Gupta suffered burns at 85 percent of his body and there was a suspicious package near him that was also extinguished, according to TMZ.

He was later taken to a nearby hospital with & # 39; life-threatening & # 39; injuries.

More than 70 officers flocked to the scene from multiple agencies. Several tourists and visitors were nearby, but no other injuries were reported.

National Park Service police and US secret service officials also helped on-site to try to identify what is happening in Washington D.C.

The White House spokesperson, Hogan Gidley, said he could not comment immediately.

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According to his official schedule, Donald Trump was in the Oval Office at that time for a ceremonial swearing in of the president and chairman of the board of directors of the US export-import bank.

A spokesperson for the National Park Service, who maintains the White House site, told DailyMail.com: &122.22 US police officers and US secret service responded to a report from an adult man who allegedly lit himself on fire on the ellipse near 15th and Constitution Avenue.

He later falls to the ground while surrendering to a fire extinguisher to put out the fire

He later falls to the ground while surrendering to a fire extinguisher to put out the fire

He later falls to the ground while surrendering to a fire extinguisher to put out the fire

His motive is unknown, but it is understood that he was transported to a nearby hospital

His motive is unknown, but it is understood that he was transported to a nearby hospital

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His motive is unknown, but it is understood that he was transported to a nearby hospital

The National Park Service police saw him providing medical assistance a short time later

The National Park Service police saw him providing medical assistance a short time later

The National Park Service police saw him providing medical assistance a short time later

& # 39; USSS personnel extinguished the fire within seconds. The individual was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

& # 39; The incident is being investigated. No additional information is currently available. & # 39;

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A Washington fire department spokesman said: & # 39; I can confirm that we have transported a patient with Ellipse burn wounds and we are now on site to assist law enforcement. & # 39;

The Ellipse is a 52-hectare park south of the fence of the White House and north of Constitution Avenue and the National Mall.

In recent years, various security incidents have occurred in the area of ​​the White House, including the location in the middle of the D.C., with a number of streets next to it.

On April 12, a man in a wheelchair-electric scooter lit his jacket on fire outside the fence of the White House.

That man was admitted to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The crew must start installing a larger fence around the White House as part of security enhancements starting this summer.

The existing fence will be replaced by a structure that will be approximately 13 feet long, an increase of approximately five feet.

Gupta was in front of the officers on the ellipse and had gone completely into flames

Gupta was in front of the officers on the ellipse and had gone completely into flames

Gupta was walking on the Ellipse before officers were seen running to extinguish the flames

Gupta was walking on the Ellipse before officers were seen running to extinguish the flames

Visitors and tourists were seen around the White House, unaware that visitors and tourists were seen around the White House, unaware of the fact that a man put himself near a security booth, leaving authorized personnel in a car package can park at the lawn in the south

The secret service confirmed that the incident had happened and said they were investigating
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The secret service confirmed that the incident had happened and said they were investigating

The secret service confirmed that the incident had happened and said they were investigating

Visitors and tourists were seen around the White House, unaware that a man was putting himself near a security booth, allowing authorized personnel to park in a parking garage on Pennsylvania Ave

Visitors and tourists were seen around the White House, unaware that a man was putting himself near a security booth, allowing authorized personnel to park in a parking garage on Pennsylvania Ave

Visitors and tourists were seen around the White House, unaware that a man was putting himself near a security booth, allowing authorized personnel to park in a parking garage on Pennsylvania Ave

There was a large plume of smoke where security personnel drove out the fire and helped him

There was a large plume of smoke where security personnel drove out the fire and helped him

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There was a large plume of smoke where security personnel drove out the fire and helped him

Ambulances and police cars are parked south of the White House near the Ellipse

Ambulances and police cars are parked south of the White House near the Ellipse

Ambulances and police cars are parked south of the White House near the Ellipse

Several 70 officers swarmed to the area from multiple agencies

Several 70 officers swarmed to the area from multiple agencies

Several 70 officers swarmed to the area from multiple agencies

Several 70 officers swarmed to the area from multiple agencies

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National Park Service police and US secret service staff assisted on site to try to determine what had happened and what motivated him for the shocking incident

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