BREAKING: Man tries to set himself on FIRE outside White House

It has been tweeted: “HAPPENING NOW: ⁦Secret Service⁩ just apprehended man who tried to set himself on fire outside ⁦White House⁩ agent tells us.”

The event occurred as the President was giving an impromptu press conference about immigration.

A Secret Service Spokeswoman said: “An individual set his jacket on fire in front of the White House.

“First aid is being rendered and there is no threat to the president.”

“Someone apparently set himself on fire in front of the White House just now,” Nicholas Kristof, of the New York Times, said.

“I was coming out of the West Wing, and the Sevret Service isn’t letting anyone out onto Pennsylvania Ave.

“They say there are also suspicious packages.”

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