Police respond to a self-immolation call at the gas station in East Las Vegas

A man was in critical condition Wednesday after police said he set himself on fire at a gas station in east Las Vegas.

It happened at 6:10 p.m. on the 4200 block of East Sahara Avenue at the intersection of South Lamb Boulevard, according to Lt. Joey Herring of the Metropolitan Police Department.

Describing the man’s injuries as self-inflicted, Herring said they appeared publicly, which confirmed that the man set himself on fire at one gas station and ran across the street and reached a second gas station.

Officials answered the call, but “there was no crime related to the event that was uncovered,” Herring said.

The man was taken to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) provides 24/7 access to trained telephone counselors. The Crisis Text Line is a free national service that is available 24/7. Write HOME to 741741.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at [email protected] or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

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