The man who set himself on fire near the White House has died of his injuries, authorities confirmed Thursday.
Arnav Gupta, or Bethesda, Md., Is a bright orange fireball at the Ellipse, a tourist-filled 52-acre public park located north of the Washington Monument, around 12:20 pm
But by the evening, he had succumbed to his injuries, the US Park Police said in an early -morning statement.
It appears that Gupta had been reported missing just hours earlier on Wednesday. The Montgomery County Police Department said in a Facebook post that Gupta was last seen by family when he left his home around 9:20 am
Police said that they were concerned for his physical and emotional welfare.