A veteran of the air force committed self-immolation on the Capitol steps

On the morning of June 26, a veteran of the air force USA set himself on fire at the entrance to the building of the Capitol in Atlanta (state of Georgia).

As reported by mark MacDon from the Department of public safety of Georgia (Georgia Department of Public Safety), the identity of the man established. This 58 – year-old Michael watts of the city of Mabelton. According to preliminary information, the self-immolation he did, being «dissatisfied» policy of the Ministry of veterans Affairs (United States Department of Veterans Affairs). More specific information yet, there is an investigation.

Thanks to the patrolman who was first on the scene and used a fire extinguisher, a veteran of the force survived, but received more than 90% body burns and was taken to hospital in critical condition.

According to eyewitnesses, the man parked his Nissan Sentra at the Capitol, went to the West entrance of the building where he committed self-immolation.

«But first, he doused himself with some flammable liquid,» — said the representative of the police Department of Georgia mark Perry.

On the windshield of the car watts was a note with a phone number, but witnesses immediately called not to call this number, fearing that might work some kind of explosive device.

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The representative of the Department of veterans Affairs , the United States said he could not comment on the incident because of privacy laws.

We will remind, former soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder scared passengers and crew on the flight.