(Daily Star) – A man on an electric scooter has attempted to set fire to himself outside of the White House in Washington DC with US President Donald Trump nearby. Emergency services can be seen in pics tackling a person to the ground near the White House in Washington DC. Police and ambulance crews rushed to the scene around 3 pm (8 pm BST) as a man in an electric scooter suddenly attempted

to set himself ablaze. The person was later seen being carried away from the presidential residence in Pennsylvania Avenue. President Donald Trump was giving an impromptu press conference about immigration at the time. He is safe according to security services. It is also being reported that suspicious packages are in the area. READ MORE

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