Video still of a man who set himself on fire outside of the white house.

Bystanders uploaded shocking footage of a man engulfed in flames walking on The Ellipse, a public park that lies south of the White House this morning. The Secret Service has confirmed this. He was eventually extinguished and arrested. There is not yet any information on who he is or why he did this. 

Witnesses told Fox 5 DC that the man was wearing all black, including a sweatshirt, and carrying a black bag. The sweatshirt stood out to the witnesses because it was over 90 degrees outside at the time. 

According to the New York Post, the man was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after suffering burns to 85 percent of his body. A suspicious package that was also on fire was found near the man in the park. 

UPDATE 5/30/2019

Arnav Gupta, of Bethesda, Maryland, has died from his injuries after he set himself on fire outside the White House yesterday. His motive is still unknown.