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A man reportedly tried to set himself on fire outside Trump's DC hotel


A man who set a fire outside Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., Tuesday night was hospitalized with burns.

Some media outlets, including The Washington Post, said the 45-year-old, who was not identified, was trying to set himself on fire.

Our partner at WJLA reported that the small fire diverted some traffic. Protests near the hotel snarled rush-hour traffic hours beforehand.

One observer said the man put the fire out himself.

Other observers said he merely lit a duffle bag on fire.

Here's a look at the scene of the fire.

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