A man set himself on fire in a park near the White House. Fast acting officers quickly extinguished and arrested the man.

The man was still alive and taken to hospital. We will keep you updated on his condition as more reports come in.

The man was on the Ellipse park in downtown Washington, D.C. The Ellipse is a 52 acre park area in the heart of D.C.

No motive has been discovered as of yet.

We wish the man well, and hope he gets the help he needs.

The video can be considered disturbing to some viewers. It's NSFW.