Man on fire outside Manhattan courthouse rushed away on stretcher – National

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Posted April 19, 2024 2:21 pm

Updated April 19, 2024 2:23 pm

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A person who was on fire in a park outside the New York courthouse where Donald Trump’s hush money trial is taking place Friday has been rushed away on a stretcher.
A person could be seen lying on the ground on fire Friday afternoon. People then rushed over to douse the person with a fire extinguisher and try to bat the flames away. Emergency responders then rushed the person away on a stretcher.

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The New York Fire Department told Global News it responded to reports of a person on fire and rushed a patient to hospital in critical condition.The fire happened in a park across the street from the courthouse that has been a gathering point for protesters and media outlets covering jury selection for Trump’s trial.

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Global News has reached out to the New York Police Department for more information, but they have not immediately commented.More to come…

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