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Man sets himself on fire in front of US embassy in Denmark

Police officers and fire fighters help a 18-year old man who set himself on fire in front of the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark April 21. 2023. The cause of his action is unknown. Ritzau Scanpix/Thomas Sjoerup via REUTERS

An 18-year-old Danish man set himself on fire in front of the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen on Friday, police said.

The fire was put out and the man was taken to hospital for treatment, in a conscious state and not in a life-threatening condition, police said.

Police declined to comment immediately on the man’s motive.

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