Aaron Bushnell: Who Is Aaron Bushnell? Soldier Sets Himself On Fire Outside Israel Embassy In Washington DC

Aaron Bushnell: Who Is Aaron Bushnell? Soldier Sets Himself On Fire Outside Israel Embassy In Washington DC
Aaron Bushnell: Who Is Aaron Bushnell? Soldier Sets Himself On Fire Outside Israel Embassy In Washington DC

The man is currently being treated at the hospital and has sustained life-threatening injuries.

A man who set himself on fire outside the Israel Embassy in Washington DC has been identified as an active-duty member of the US Air Force, according to the Air Force and local authorities. As per the video accessed and reviewed by CNN, the soldier identifies himself as Aaron Bushnell as he says, “I will no longer be complicit in genocide.”

Several journalists and news outlets reported the incident with footage showing large law enforcement presence in the area after the incident.

Footage of the incident:

The man set the recording device on the ground before he poured an unknown liquid over himself and lit it while shouting “Free Palestine” repeatedly. Eventually, he collapsed as the police officers rushed to douse the flames using fire extinguishers. He was later taken to a nearby medical facility.

Reports suggested that the victim was extinguished by members of the uniform division of the US Secret Service. A spokesperson for the US Air Force, told CNN, “I can confirm an active duty Airman was involved in today’s incident.”

The man was filming the incident and live streaming it on the social media platform Twitch during the time the police said they were responding to the incident, The New York Times reported. Later, the video was removed from the platform and replaced with a message stating that the channel violated Twitch’s guidelines.

The MPD has said that it is working with the Secret Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to conduct an investigation into the incident.

The man is currently being treated at the hospital and has sustained life-threatening injuries.

 
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