Man Dies After Lighting Himself on Fire on National Mall

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP)D.C. Police have confirmed the man who doused himself in gasoline and lit himself on fire on the National Mall on Friday has died.

Police tell WNEW he has not been identified due to the severity of his injuries. He suffered grave burns circling the majority of his body.

As of 8 p.m. Friday evening, his condition had been reported to be stable, according to a tweet from the official Washington Hospital Center account.

Shortly after the incident, a witness told told WNEW Senior Correspondent Mark Segraves that two joggers came to the man’s aid, ripping their shirts off and trying to put the fire out.

A Medivac helicopter lifted him from the scene. He was still alive at the time of transport.

This story will be updated as more details become available.

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