Atlantic City, NJ, Cops: Somers Point Man Critically Injured After Setting Himself on Fire
Cops in Atlantic City say a Somers Point man was critically injured after he set himself on fire at a gas station early Saturday morning.
Officials with the Atlantic City Police Department says their officers responded to the Gulf Gas Station in the 2000 block of Atlantic Avenue just after midnight for a report of a man on fire.
Arriving officers located the man, 24, of Somers Point, NJ, with severe burns. An attendant from the gas station used a fire extinguisher to put the flames out. The man was transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division with serious, life-threatening injuries.Get our free mobile app
An investigation revealed the man doused himself with rubbing alcohol before using a lighter to set himself on fire. He then reportedly entered a convenience store at the gas station, which started multiple small fires. They say he exited the store and the fire was extinguished.
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