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Supreme Court on fire

 Man dies after setting himself on fire in front of Supreme Court building

A man set himself on fire in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday night, a court spokesperson said, while emphasizing that there was no threat to public safety.

Supreme Court on fire

The Metropolitan Police Department identified the man as Wynn Bruce, of Boulder, Colorado. On Saturday, police said he died from his injuries.

According to the court spokesperson, the incident occurred at about 6:30 p.m. Minutes later, a medical helicopter landed and took the man to a local hospital.

No one else was injured, the spokesperson said.

The area was closed to the public after the Supreme Court Police, U.S. Capitol Police, and Metropolitan Police Department responded at the scene.

"The area remains closed for further investigation, but this is not a public safety issue," the court spokesperson said in a statement.

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