Man attempts to light himself on fire

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Man attempts to light himself on fire outside suburban St. Louis school, police say

Article courtesy of Stephanie Baumer, Digital Content Producer (see source link at bottom of the article)

O’FALLON, Mo. ( – A man reportedly tried to light himself on fire outside a St. Charles County high school Wednesday morning.

Cold Fire Tactical for Fire ServicesPolice said the 29-year-old Wright City resident doused himself in gasoline around 6:30 a.m. on the parking lot of Liberty High School on Sommers Road.

Authorities said the man was detained and held on the ground by several school staff members until officers arrived. Staff members were also able to remove the lighter the man attempted to use from his possession.

The suspect was taken into custody. He was also transported to the hospital to be treated for the exposure of chemicals to his skin.

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