(WASHINGTON) — A man lit himself on fire Wednesday afternoon near the White House, on the Ellipse near 15th Street and Constitution Avenue, according to the United States Secret Service.A DC Fire EMS spokesman told ABC News a burn victim had been transported to an area hospital as law enforcement continued to investigate the incident.The identity of the man who lit himself on fire at approximately 12:20 p.m. has not been disclosed. The National Park Service and the U.S. Park Police were on the scene to administer first aid.It’s unclear if the man was trying to make a political statement.

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