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Man Sets Himself Ablaze Outside Trump Trial at NYC Court

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On Friday, a distressing incident unfolded outside the New York court where the jury for former President Donald Trump’s hush money trial had just been selected.

According to Deadline, a man set himself on fire outside the courthouse just as a full jury of 12 New Yorkers and 6 alternates were seated, marking a dramatic moment in an already high-profile case.

The incident was captured and broadcast in real-time by CNN, bringing immediate national attention to the scene. Two law enforcement sources confirmed the details of the self-immolation to the broadcaster, ensuring the event was promptly reported.

Eyewitness video footage captured the horrifying moments as the man ignited himself outside the courthouse.

Bystanders quickly sprang into action, rushing toward the man with a fire extinguisher in a desperate attempt to douse the flames. The footage shows these quick-thinking individuals bravely batting away the fire to save the man’s life.

The timing of the incident coincided with the court being dismissed for a break, the Associated Press reported. This timing meant that numerous witnesses, including court attendees and passersby, were present to see the tragic act and its immediate aftermath.

The reasons behind the man’s drastic action remain unclear, and further details about his condition and identity were not immediately available following the incident.

Authorities are likely to investigate the motives behind this act of self-harm as part of their follow-up on this distressing event.

This shocking event added a layer of tension to the day’s proceedings, which were already under the global spotlight due to the nature of the trial involving the former president.

The trial, which has captivated public and media attention, involves allegations that Trump arranged payments during the 2016 presidential campaign to silence claims of an extramarital sexual encounter, an accusation that the former president denies.

As the situation outside the court was brought under control, legal proceedings inside continued, albeit under a shadow cast by the unsettling event just outside its doors.

The incident serves as a stark reminder of the intense emotions and sometimes extreme reactions drawn out by highly charged political and legal battles.

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