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BREAKING: Man Self-Immolates Outside Trump Trial

The man's condition is currently unknown

BREAKING: Man Self-Immolates Outside Trump Trial

A man reportedly self-immolated outside the courthouse where former President Donald Trump's trial is currently underway in New York City.

Shortly after a full jury panel was selected for Trump's trial, the unidentified man set himself ablaze outside the Manhattan courthouse.

The incident took place as CNN's Laura Coates was reporting on Trumps alleged "hush money" case.

"We are watching a man who is fully emblazoned in front of the courthouse today. We are watching multiple fires breaking out around his body and person. We have seen an arm that has been visible, that has been engulfed in total flames," Coates said on air. "There is total chaos. ... People are wondering right now if people are in danger."

The Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Public Information (DCPI) for the New York Police Department (NYPD) confirmed that first responders were "aiding a person outside the courthouse."

The man's condition is currently unknown at the time of this report.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

In late February, pro-Palestine supporter and active-duty Air Force member Aaron Bushnell committed suicide by self-immolation in protest to the Israel-Hamas conflict in the middle east.

While dressed in military fatigues, 25-year-old Bushnell live-streamed himself to Twitch explaining his frustrations with the military conflict in the region. The active-duty Air Force member then doused himself in an accelerant, which he carried in a water bottle, and proceeded to light himself on fire repeatedly yelling, "Free Palestine!"

U.S. Secret Service members extinguished the fire and rushed Bushnell to a nearby hospital. Bushnell's death was later confirmed by authorities.

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