A man named Arnav Gupta from Bethesda, Maryland set himself on fire close to the White House, and police officers managed to put out the fire pretty quickly.
The man reportedly managed to walk around with a calm demeanor after starting the fire and did not resist the extinguishing efforts.
Others have reported that the man was running during the incident, and there have been conflicting accounts of what exactly has gone down.
Authorities cut off the area while they were investigating the incident.
The act drew significant attention from law enforcement, with multiple officers rushing to help the man and put out the flames.
After the fire was put out, he reportedly collapsed to the ground.
Many witnesses of the incident were shocked by what they had seen, and there has been a significant discussion about the incident afterward.
Some have pointed out that the man was dressed in a strange manner for the weather at the time, while others noted that he had something written on his shirt.
However, nobody had managed to see the message clearly before the fire started, and it is not clear what it said.
The state of the man was not known right away, as reports indicated that he was rushed to the hospital with 85% burns.
There was an additional burning package close to the place where the incident took place, but it is not known what it contained and whether it was related to the situation in any way at all.
Investigations are still ongoing, with many people trying to figure out what happened.
Gupta died from his injuries, and this started a bunch of conspiracy theories online as some have decided that there is much more to the story and put the blame on the so-called Deep State that faked the whole thing.
One commenter stated: "Has the motive came out yet though? Last I heard they didn't say if it was actually an act of protest or just a suicide attempt."
Another person added: "Could also be faked to push some other psychotic narrative. Haven't looked into it much, but that seems to be the norm for all popular media outlets nowadays."
Do you think there is more to this story, yes or no?