A man set himself on fire Wednesday afternoon near the White House, on the Ellipse near 15th Street and Constitution Avenue, according to the United States Secret Service.
A DC Fire EMS spokesman told ABC News a burn victim had been transported to an area hospital as law enforcement continued to investigate the incident.
The identity of the man who set himself on fire at approximately 12:25 p.m. has not been disclosed. The National Park Service and the U.S. Park Police were on the scene to administer first aid.
It’s unclear if the man was trying to make a political statement.
ABC News’ Jack Date contributed to this report.