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Man dies after setting himself on fire on the National Mall

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(CBS News) -

On Friday, October 4, officials and witnesses report that a man set himself on fire on the National Mall in the nation's capital as passers-by rushed over to help douse the flames.

The reason for the self-immolation was not immediately clear and the man's identity was not disclosed. But it occurred in public view, on a central national gathering place, in a city still rattled by a mass shooting last month and a high-speed car chase outside the U.S. Capitol on Thursday that ended with a woman being shot dead by police.

Updated reports say that the man died from his injuries on Saturday, October 5.

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