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.
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