Police officers in Covington, Georgia are being treated for minor burns after an unidentified man walked into a Kroger grocery store on Tuesday afternoon, doused himself in rubbing alcohol and set himself on fire.
WSB Channel 2 reported that the man entered the store just before 5:00 p.m. and immediately began to cause a disruption, pouring alcohol over himself and running through the store knocking items from the shelves.
Police were unable to use stun guns on the man to subdue him because of the risk of fire from the alcohol. When cornered in the back of the store, however, the man produced a cigarette lighter and set himself ablaze.
Officers were able to douse the flames before the man suffered more than second-degree burns. Three officers were treated for minor burns.
No reason has been given for the man’s outburst. He was hospitalized for burns and his name has been withheld pending investigation.
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The video was uploaded to Instagram by one member of the boys’ water polo team at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, California, along with lyrics to the song played for German troops during World War II, reported The Daily Beast.
A spokesperson for the Garden Grove Unified School District told the website administrators learned of the incident in March, four months after the video was posted, but declined to say whether any of the students were disciplined.
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During a CNN interview Monday, Berman asked Gifford what his reaction was to the president publicly discussing his desire to do a "big" real estate deal with Denmark to buy Greenland.
Gifford did not respond positively.
"Honestly, I saw the Wall Street Journal headline when I was bound for Copenhagen," he said. "Like most people, I thought it was a joke. Reading more, it became confirmed. I shook my head, as I often say, many times as I've heard about Trump's foreign policy decisions, I laughed until I cried."
Watch: Trump bluntly busted by FEC chair for pushing phony voter fraud accusations
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Speaking with host John Berman, Ellen Weintraub, a Democrat who had been nominated in President George W. Bush's administration, got right to the point.
"Facts matter," Weintraub said of the president's accusations that he continues to repeat at his rallies. "And people of America need to be able to believe what their leaders tell them. It is damaging to our democracy to spread information that as you yourself just described as baseless."