More Washington, D.C. insanity: A man was flown to the hospital by helicopter from the National Mall following what may have been a case of self-immolation. Witnesses told NBC Washington "they saw a man pouring gasoline on himself, then possibly setting himself on fire."
"A runner and passerby put the flames out," Vanessa Sink, who took the above photo, tweeted. "It was incredible."
Just witnessed the craziest thing ever... a man set himself on fire and danced down the Mall. #horrifying— Vanessa Sink (@LiveMusicGirl) October 4, 2013
Witness tells me incident on Mall may involving camping stuff/belongings of a homeless person. Very strange. @nbcwashington— Jackie Bensen (@jackiebensen) October 4, 2013