Man dies after setting himself on fire by Supreme Court

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FILE – An American flag blows in the wind in front of the Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

(NewsNation) ⁠— A Colorado man who lit himself on fire in front of the Supreme Court building Friday evening has died, according to officials.

Police identified the man as Wynn Bruce, 50, of Boulder.

Supreme Court police, U.S. Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department of D.C. all responded to the incident, which happened at around 6:30 p.m., Patricia McCabe, spokesperson for the Supreme Court, said.

“A medical helicopter landed on the plaza and the individual was airlifted to a local hospital. No one else was injured,” McCabe said in a statement. According to the Washington Post, Bruce had suffered critical burns.

Police said in a tweet this was not a public safety issue.

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