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John Constantino identified as man who set self on fire

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The Metropolitan Police Department has identified the male who doused himself with gasoline and lit himself on fire at the National Mall on Friday, October 4, as 64-year-old John Constantino of Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.

Constantino suffered from burns throughout his body, and was semi-conscious when the police arrived. He was transported via helicopter to a local hospital in critical condition, and later pronounced dead after succumbing to his injuries.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099.

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