Man threatens to set himself on fire in front of BBC headquarters

Man douses himself in petrol and threatens to set himself on fire. (Twitter/@HelenFBarnett)

British authorities were notified on Wednesday morning when a man doused himself with petrol and stood in front of BBC’s New Broadcasting House in London, holding a lighter and “shouting slogans,” reported The Independent.

Officers had pinned the unknown assailant while journalists from the building began tweeting in regards to his actions and what they saw.

Journalist Robin Edwards said security dealt with the incident “swiftly”.

“From what witnesses tell me, doesn’t sound like it was a political protest,” he wrote, adding, “Very strong smell of petrol now every time someone opens the door”.


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:44 - GMT 06:44