WASHINGTON -- The Bethesda man who died after setting himself on fire on the Ellipse near the White House Wednesday afternoon was reported missing by his family just hours before.
Around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Arnav Gupta was reported missing. He was last seen by family when he left his home on Cindy Lane. Police were concerned for Gupta’s physical and emotional welfare.
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Three hours later, the Secret Secret Service and the United States Park Police were called to 15th and Constitution Avenue for a report of a person on fire.
Officials extinguished the fire and Gupta was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
He died from his injuries later that evening.
The investigation is ongoing. No additional information has been released at this time.