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Police: Manassas man set himself on fire near mall

Monday - 12/16/2013, 5:30pm  ET

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) -- Prince William County police say a man set himself on fire near a Manassas shopping mall.

Officer Jonathan Perok tells The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1gCeWP7 ) that the man suffered "severe, self-inflicted" wounds in the fire Monday morning. It happened behind Westgate Plaza Shopping Center near a Giant store on Sudley Road. Police say the man lives in the Manassas area.

Perok says the man was taken to a hospital in critical condition. He says few people saw the incident. No one else was injured.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com


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