A New Jersey man set himself on fire and then entered a gas station convenience store, starting small fires before the flames were doused and he was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, authorities said.
Atlantic City police said the 24-year-old Somers Point man doused himself with rubbing alcohol and used a lighter to set himself on fire before going into the store at the Gulf Gas Station on Atlantic Avenue at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.
Police said “multiple small fires" were started before the man went out of the store.
"An attendant from the gas station used a fire extinguisher to put the flames out," police said.
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The man was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center with “serious, life-threatening injuries," police said.