. Colorado man dies after setting himself on fire in front of Supreme Court, police say « JO LEE MAGAZINE

USA TODAY/A Colorado man has died after lighting himself on fire in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Friday evening, police said.

The man — who was 50 and from Boulder, Colorado — went to the plaza in front of the court building at about 6:30 p.m. and set himself on fire, D.C. Metropolitan Police said. He was air lifted to a hospital before he died from his injuries.

The U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement that a medical helicopter landed near the Capitol for a medical emergency.

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