Man sets himself on fire near court where Trump’s criminal trial is underway

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Man sets himself on fire near court where Trump’s criminal trial is underway

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Emergency crews rushed away a person on a stretcher after a fire was extinguished outside the courthouse where jury selection for former President Donald Trump’s trial is taking place. Witnesses say they saw a man pour liquid over his head and set himself on fire.

Multiple people witnessed the incident, including a guest being interviewed by CNN.

It wasn’t clear whether the act was related to the former president’s trial, where jury selection is being finalized. 

A police officer uses a fire extinguisher as emergency personnel respond to a fire outside the courthouse where former President Donald Trump's
A police officer uses a fire extinguisher as emergency personnel respond to a fire outside the courthouse where former President Donald Trump’s “hush money” trial is underway in New York, April 19, 2024.

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This is a developing story and will be updated.





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