Thanks to K. for sending around 9:45pm last night.

From US Park Police:

“On May 22 at approximately 9:40 p.m., United States Park Police and United States Secret Service Uniform Division officers responded to the 1600 block of H Street NW for a truck that the preliminary investigation indicates intentionally crashed into the bollards on the outside of Lafayette Park. Read More


“Dear PoPville,

Any idea what happened on the ellipse by the White House? When I walked by I saw a big fire, tons of smoke and a group of people standing around. It looked like a person of fire!? At the same time I hear police sirens and many showed up quickly. There must have been a fire truck too because the fire was quickly put on. The photo attached is right after it was put out. White House grounds were quickly closed down.”

Another reader reports: “Now hazmat pulling up at 15th and Constitution”

Update from U.S. Secret Service:

“At approximately 12:20 p.m. a man lit himself on fire on the Ellipse near 15th and Constitution Ave., Secret Service personnel are on scene assisting @NatlParkService and @usparkpolicepio in rendering first aid.”



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