Investigators are still looking for motives as to why 33-year-old Arnav Gupta lit himself on fire near the White House lawn.
Unfortunately, the Maryland man has died from his self-inflicted injuries, according to police reports.
This is the guy who set himself on fire in front of the White House yesterday, Arnav Gupta.
That picture is insane! It’s a real shame that he took his own life to make some sort of statement and now that he is gone nobody even knows what the statement was. All for nothing. pic.twitter.com/YW1zUsABfl
— derek schwartz (@derek_mafs) May 30, 2019
His family reported him missing earlier that day telling police they were concerned for his “physical and emotional welfare.”
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first reported incident of this happening. A man in an electric scooter set himself on fire last month, just outside the White House, but survived.
Here’s the report:
The @SecretService reports a police/medical incident on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the WH. USSS officers seen carrying an individual away from the WH and placing him on the ground in Lafayette Park. North grounds put in lockdown. pic.twitter.com/6D2ekFEAZW
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) April 12, 2019
No one will ever know why Arnav Gupta set himself on fire. It’s such a shame and we wish the family well.
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