Man sets self on fire in front of Portland police

The man is in critical condition

An AMR ambulance (KOIN 6 News, file)
An AMR ambulance (KOIN 6 News, file)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man suffered critical injuries after lighting himself on fire in front of Portland police officers in Northeast Portland.

Shortly after noon Sunday, police were called to the 3700 block of NE 114th Avenue about a man possibly violating a restraining order. When they began to talk with him, police said, the man poured gasoline on himself.

The man, whose name and age has not been released, didn’t respond to police or the crisis team that arrived at the scene. Once he lit himself on fire, police doused the flames as quickly as possible and got him medical attention. He’s suffered life-threatening injuries and is being treated at a Portland hospital.

The investigation into the entire incident continues.

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