The man who lit himself on fire near the White House on Wednesday succumbed to his injuries, the U.S. Park Police said Thursday.
From Daily Caller:
Arnav Gupta, 33, was on the Ellipse near Pennsylvania Avenue when he reportedly lit his jacket on fire, which abruptly erupted into a fireball. The Washington, D.C., Fire Department and Secret Service immediately responded and rendered first aid. After the flames were extinguished, Gupta was rushed to a local hospital, according to the U.S. Park Police.
The Park Police released a statement Thursday morning confirming Gupta had died of his injuries on the evening of the incident.
Gupta, a resident of Bethesda, was reported missing hours before he was discovered on fire. He was last seen by his family. A motive for setting himself on fire has not yet been revealed.