According to Fox News, the White House Secret Service said the case occurred at about 3 p.m. local time on Friday. In Lafayette Park opposite the White House, a man lit his jacket. The Secret Service immediately responded, extinguishing the fire on him and arresting him. The man was sent to medical treatment, and his injuries were not life-threatening.
CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller posted a picture of the suspect being taken away from the scene on Twitter.
Reported that suspicious parcels were also found near the scene, the Secret Service will check the parcels. It was reported that Trump was in the White House at the time of the case and it was not clear whether he knew about it.
The Secret Service said it was investigating the ban on pedestrians on Pennsylvania Avenue after the incident. The identity of the self-immolator is unknown.