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White House put on lockdown after man lights himself on fire outside

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    Uniformed Secret Service police officers on Pennsylvania Avenue as seen from inside the White House North Lawn in Washington, today. The U.S. Secret Service says it’s responding to a “police/medical incident” in front of the White House. The White House was on lockdown as a result of today’s incident.

WASHINGTON >> The U.S. Secret Service says that a man operating a wheelchair scooter lit his outer jacket on fire while sitting along Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House.

The Secret Service says the event happened at about 3:15 p.m. Officers immediately responded, extinguished the fire and gave him first aid.

The White House was on lockdown as a result of today’s incident.

The Secret Service says the man has been transported to a local hospital with what appears to be non-life threatening injuries. The agency did not identify the man.

Secret Service officers were seen attending to an individual on a stretcher before it was wheeled away. Video also showed multiple vehicles with flashing lights arriving on Pennsylvania Avenue.

President Donald Trump was at the White House at the time.

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