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Man sets himself on fire outside NYC courthouse

The man doused himself with fluid and lit himself on fire across the street from the courthouse where former President Donald Trump’s trial continues


(EDITORS NOTE: Image depicts graphic content) Paramedics attend to a person who apparently self-immolated near Manhattan Criminal Court on April 19, 2024, in New York City. First responders extinguished the flames of an unknown person outside of the courthouse where former President Trump is facing 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in the first of his criminal cases to go to trial.

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By Thomas Tracy
New York Daily News

NEW YORK — A man set himself on fire in a park across from Manhattan Criminal Court Friday where former President Donald Trump’s hush money trial continues, according to a report.

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians were called to the scene about 1:15 p.m. after the man burst into flames inside a barricaded area at the park.

“(It was a) very scary, active scene,” Politico reporter Emily Ngo posted on X. “Did not hear him say anything before he dosed himself with a fluid.”

The man had some large oak tag cards in front of him when he decided to self-immolate, Ngo said.

After the fire was extinguished, EMS rushed him to an area hospital for treatment.

“He was responsive when he was removed, but he is very, very badly burned,” Ngo said.

The incident occurred as prosecutors and attorneys for Trump wound down their first week in the historic “hush money” trial involving porn actress Stormy Daniels.

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