Veteran sets himself on fire at Georgia statehouse to protest his treatment by the VA
The scene outside the Georgia State Capital on Tuesday when a man set himself on fire/Screenshot

A veteran of the U.S. military set himself on fire at the Georgia Statehouse on Tuesday, reports Fox 5 News of Atlanta.

The man, who has not yet been named, was reportedly protesting his treatment by the Veterans Administration.

Authorities said he used used fireworks and gasoline to start the fire and is currently alive and at the hospital. No one else was hurt.

Reporters on the scene say that the police are searching the capital with dogs to make sure there are no bombs or other threats.