Man's clothing fire sparks White House emergency- Officials

Last Updated: Apr 13 2019 18:31

WASHINGTON- On Friday, secret service agents rushed to secure the White House, after they said a man set his jacket on fire just outside the fence.

The Secret Service, which guards the president, said a man “operating an electronic wheelchair-type scooter lit his outer jacket on fire while sitting along Pennsylvania Ave. outside the North Fence Line.”

Officers “immediately responded, extinguished the fire and rendered first aid,” the Secret Service tweeted, adding that the man had “what appears to be non-life threatening injuries.”