— Krisjan Berzins (@KrisjanBerzins) May 29, 2019
Courtesy of NYT:
A man who set himself on fire Wednesday in a park south of the White House has died, the United States Park Police said early Thursday.
The man was identified as Arnav Gupta, 33, of Bethesda, Md. He had been reported missing by the Montgomery County Police Department on Wednesday.
Officers with the National Park Service and the United States Park Police administered first aid at the scene after Mr. Gupta self-immolated around 12:20 p.m. on Wednesday. He was taken to a hospital, but Mr. Gupta died from his injuries later that day, the Park Police said in a statement.
His family reported him missing on Wednesday, and the authorities put out a missing person notice that the “police are concerned for Gupta’s physical and emotional welfare.” Law enforcement officials said on Thursday that they had made no official determination of his motivation.
Apparently, this is the second time that somebody has attempted to set themselves ablaze on White House grounds.
Last month a guy in a wheelchair did the same thing, but he was saved by quick thinking Secret Service officers.
Hey look, I get it.
I often get very depressed about what is going on in this country as well.
But this president is not going to drive me to suicide, he will never have that kind of power over my life.
However, if Trump himself starts thinking thoughts like that…well I just might be willing to scrounge up a gas can and a match.
You know, anything to help.