Secret Service: Man injured after lighting jacket on fire outside White House

Secret Service: Man injured after lighting jacket on fire outside White House

Photos posted by CBS News correspondent Mark Knoller showed four uniformed officers carrying the man in the aftermath of the incident.

A motive for Friday's incident was not immediately known, but one official said the man appeared to have mental health issues.

A person can get in trouble for doing that. Secret Service, the D.C. Fire department and medics all responded.

In May 2017, the Secret Service detained a woman who jumped over a security barrier surrounding the White House.

The man has been transported to a local hospital for what appear to be non-life-threatening injuries, the Secret Service says. He was later carried away by officers.

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Secret Service agents rushed to secure the White House on Friday after they said a man set his jacket on fire just outside the fence. A suspicious package was found near the man, according to NBC Washington.

Per Fox News, the man was reportedly "no threat to the President".

As a precaution, authorities barred pedestrians from the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue and entirely blocked vehicular traffic on an adjacent street.

"I was coming out of the West Wing, and the Secret Service isn't letting anyone out onto Pennsylvania Ave".

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