Man Dies After Lighting Himself on Fire Near the White House

The Maryland man who lit himself on fire near the White House on Wednesday has died from injuries sustained during the act of self-immolation.

Arnav Gupta, 33, of Maryland was admitted to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after the fire had been extinguished.

A law enforcement source told the Gateway Pundit that the man suffered from mental health issues and had previously expressed suicidal ideations. There does not appear to have been any mention of it being an act of protest.

According to a press release from the US Park Police, Gupta died on Wednesday evening.


A motive for the suicidal act has not yet been made public, but family members had reported him missing earlier in the day. They had contacted the police expressing concern for his “physical and emotional welfare.”

A man in an electric scooter also lit himself on fire outside the White House last month, but survived.

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