Man Sets Himself On Fire Inside Vancouver McDonald’s Restaurant

Man Sets Himself On Fire Inside Vancouver McDonald’s Restaurant
Man Sets Himself On Fire Inside Vancouver McDonald’s Restaurant (Twitter)

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating after a distraught man carrying a gasoline can set himself on fire inside a Vancouver McDonald’s Thursday evening.

Police say the man entered a McDonald’s restaurant near Commercial Drive and East Broadway Avenue carrying a gasoline can, threatening to harm himself just after 9 p.m. Thursday.

“Negotiations with the man were unsuccessful, and he lit himself and parts of the restaurant on fire. Officers used less lethal Arwen rounds, and members from Vancouver Fire and Rescue used a high-pressure water hose on the man,” police said in a statement.

The man, believed to be in his 30s, was transported to hospital with serious burn injuries. Parts of the restaurant were damaged in the incident. There are no other reported injuries related to the incident.

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