the Incident occurred on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D. C. on Friday afternoon local time. According to emergency personnel, there was a man in a rullstolsliknande scooter, which set fire to his jacket, reports Fox News.
the Man was taken to the hospital and according to the Secret Service, it seems to not be life-threatening injuries. Only one person seems to be involved in the incident, which resembled a demonstration. A witness says that the man played in the events at the same time as he held up the burning jacket.
He did not obey orders to put it down, so it was definitely a form of protest, " says the witness told Reuters.
in a post on Twitter that a bet had taken place. They also wrote that parts of the area have been closed off for both pedestrians and vehicular traffic.https://twitter.com/SecretService/status/1116780870524919808
a number of journalists gathered at the site in connection with the incident. These should have been asked to go to the White house's west wing.
the New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof wrote in a Twitter post that the Secret Service does not allow someone to go out on Pennsylvania Avenue, and that ”they say that there are suspicious packages”.
the Incident occurred shortly after president Donald Trump speaking at the White house about AMERICA's 5G network. The Secret Service stated that there had not been any threats against the president, according to a reporter on CNN.