Man dies after setting himself on fire outside Supreme Court Building, officials say
The person was airlifted to an area medical facility. April 23, 2022, 6:16 PM – 2 minutes readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleA guy died after setting himself on fire outside of the U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C., on Friday, authorities said.The occurrence took place around 6:30 p.m. on the plaza in front of the building, Supreme Court spokesperson Patricia McCabe stated in a statement.Supreme Court Police, U.S. Capitol Police and D.C. authorities reacted, and the individual was airlifted to an area hospital.D.C. police said Saturday that the guy, identified as Bruce Wynn of Boulder, Colorado, succumbed to his injuries.No one else was hurt, according to McCabe.D.C. police is examining the death.In this Feb. 21, 2022, file picture, visitors walk outside the Supreme Court structure on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.U.S. Capitol Police tweeted around 6:40 p.m. that a medical helicopter had just landed near the U.S. Capitol Building for a “medical emergency.””This is not a public safety concern,” it said.The helicopter left the area about 15 minutes later.The area remained closed after the incident for more investigation, McCabe said.The circumstances surrounding the occurrence remain unclear.ABC News Sarah Shales added to this report.