Police have announced that a man who reportedly set himself on fire outside the Supreme Court on Friday has died as a result of his injuries.
Wynn Bruce, 50, of Boulder, Colorado, was evacuated to a hospital following the incident in Washington, DC, but the Metropolitan Police Department stated he died later.
On Friday, video taken outside the Supreme Court building captured police responding to the scene as screams of pain could be heard. A court official said that about 6.30 p.m., someone walked to the plaza in front of the Supreme Court building and lit themselves on fire.
A helicopter arrived in the square and transferred the victim to a local hospital, according to the spokeswoman.
There were no further injuries recorded, and the area was still blocked for investigation. Officials stated police from the Supreme Court, the US Capitol Police, and the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia were on the scene.
After US Capitol Police issued a warning about a medical emergency near the Capitol, the helicopter landed adjacent to the building, according to video. After the person was evacuated out of the region, two highways remained closed.
According to police, the event did not pose a threat to public safety. Requests for comment from the Capitol Police and the Supreme Court Police were not immediately returned.
The inquiry was launched as a manhunt was already underway in Washington, DC, following a shooting near a school on Friday afternoon that injured four people.