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A February 1, 2018 photo shows the West Wing of the White House in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

This sure makes for a story!

From TMZ:

A man set himself on fire in a park near the White House and was saved by cops who quickly surrounded and extinguished him.

The suspect who has yet to be identified was taken down by cops Wednesday afternoon in D.C. and he was on fire when it went down! It appears he might have had some sort of protection on because he was not collapsing as he strolled across the lawn less than a mile from The White House!

Check out the photos here. Warning: GRAPHIC

You can see cops rushed in with extinguishers, and law enforcement tells TMZ he was immediately taken into custody and rushed to a hospital. More than 70 officers were on-site from multiple agencies. Although several tourists were in the area, no one else was injured.

The Secret Service is aware of the incident.

No sign on the man’s condition currently.

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