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The man rode up to the presidential residence on a motorized wheelchair before his apparent attempt at self-immolation, said reporter Christal Hayes of USA Today.
As the Secret Service apprehended the man, the White House was placed on lockdown and reporters ushered inside.
The incident took place around 3 pm local time on Friday.
The Washington, DC Fire Department is reportedly treating the man for minor injuries.
NBC reported that a “suspicious package” was found near the man. The object was most likely his backpack, a witness told Hayes.